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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Lygaeidae Schilling, 1829 Preferred
Myodochidae Kirkaldy, 1899 Junior synonym


Name Relationship
Lygaeidae Preferred
Dorachosa Distant, 1893 Synonym
Anorthuna Strand 1928
Caenoblissus Barber 1958
Romicpus Reed 1900
Domiduca Distant 1918
Tropinysius Wagner 1958
Hemidiptera Léon 1890
Esmun Distant 1909
Brachylygaeus Gross 1965
Longihaustrum Woodward 1953
Lygaeodon Puton 1869
Macellocoris Slater 1962
Maxaphanus Distant 1918
Staphylocoris Stichel, 1958
Stenoblissus Wagner & Slater 1964
Rhyparachromus Signoret 1861
Sisammes Lethierry & Severin 1894
Kleidocerus Burmeister 1835
Xanthochilus Amyot 1846
Rhyparochromus Curtis 1836
Xestonotellus Horváth 1914
Manatanus Distant 1909
Micropus Spinola, 1837
Ischnotarsus Fieber 1860
Drymophilus Douglas & Scott 1865
Hovania Horváth 1924
Atractophora Stål 1853
Pygaeus Uhler 1894
Dilophus Montrouzier 1864
Isopeltus Gross, 1965
Euhemerus Distant 1909
Macroparius Stål 1872
Montaltus Distant 1888
Clidoceras Agassiz 1846
Peliosoma Uhler 1860
Mesostates Reuter, 1884
Thops Gistl 1848
Brachynysius Usinger 1942
Lygeus Rafinesque 1815
Embolimus Marshall 1868
Salacia Stål 1874
Stenocoris Rambur 1839
Nithecus Amyot 1846
Dilophos Montrouzier 1864
Stygnus Fieber, 1860
Rhiobia Bergroth 1918
Critobulus Distant 1903
Anorthus Horváth 1890
Ptochomera Agassiz 1846
Peritrochus Douglas & Scott 1876
Abanus Distant 1909
Raglius Amyot 1846
Myodochus Olivier 1811
Lyginus Rafinesque 1815
Proderus Amyot 1846

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Lygaeidae Schilling, 1829 Preferred
Pachymerus Le Peletier and Serville 1825


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