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.
marks the preferred name from each source.
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
|Phellia Gosse, 1858||Preferred|
|Phellia elongata (Delle Chiaje, 1825)||Synonym|
|Phellia vestita (Johnson, 1861)|
|Phellia allantoides Bourne, 1918|
|Phellia arctica Danielssen, 1890|
|Phellia cylicodes Bourne, 1918|
|Phellia phassonesiotes Bourne, 1918|
|Phellia arctica Verrill, 1868|
|Phellia margaritacea Danielssen, 1890|
|Phellia castanea Bourne, 1918|
|Phellia devisi Haddon and Shackleton, 1893|
|Phellia humilis Verrill, 1928|
|Phellia panamensis Verrill, 1869|
|Phellia roseni Watzl, 1922|
|Phellia sipunculoides Haddon and Shackleton, 1893|
|Phellia sollasi Haddon, 1898|
|Phellia ternatana Kwietniewski, 1896|
|Phellia vermiformis Haddon, 1898|
|Phellia browni Willsmore, 1911|
|Phellia capitata Willsmore, 1911|
|Phellia flexibilis Danielssen, 1890|
|Phellia tubicola Koren and Danielssen, 1877|
|Phellia pectinata Hertwig, 1882|
|Phellia brodricii Gosse, 1859|
|Phellia abyssicola Koren and Danielssen, 1877|
|Phellia spitsbergensis Danielssen, 1890|
|Phellia timida Andres, 1880|
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