Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.


Name Relationship
Glaphyridae MacLeay, 1819 Preferred
Trichopleurus Motschoulsky, 1860 Synonym
Amphitriche Gistl 1848
Arrhephora Fairmaire 1891
Promachus Gistl 1848
Dasydera LeConte, 1861
Pachymerus Faldermann 1835
Amphycoma Frivaldsky 1845
Anthipna Griffith's Cuvier 1832


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