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. Import

Name Relationship
Lingula anatina Lamarck 1801 Preferred
Lingula unguis Linnaeus, 1758 Synonym
Lingula affinis Hancock, 1858
Lingula murphiana Reeve 1859
Lingula hirundo Reeve, 1859
Lingula smaragdina Adams, 1863
Lingula lepidula Adams, 1863
Lingula nipponica Hayasaka 1931

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Lingula anatina Preferred
Lingula lingua
Lingula unguis


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