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.

MarLIN resource

Name Relationship
Limaria hians (Gmelin, 1791) Preferred
Lima hians Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Limaria hians Preferred
Lima hians
Limaria hians (Gmelin, 1791) Authority

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Limaria hians (Gmelin, 1791) Preferred
Lima tenera Turton, 1825
Lima vitrina T. Brown, 1827
Lima tenuis Leach in Gray, 1852
Mantellum hians meditteranea di Monterosato, 1884
Mantellum hians (Gmelin, 1791)
Lima aperta G.B. Sowerby II, 1843
Lima levigata Risso, 1826
Lima hians (Gmelin, 1791)
Lima dehiscens Conrad, 1837
Lima oblonga S. V. Wood, 1839
Ostrea glaciata Salis, 1793
Ostrea hians Gmelin, 1791
Radula hians
Radula hians transiens Cerulli-Irelli, 1907


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