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
Vibrio Müller 1773 Preferred
Vibrio aceti Muller, 1783 Synonym
Vibrio anguillula Muller, 1773
Vibrio graminis Hardy, 1850
Vibrio tritici Steinbuch, 1799
Vibrio gordius O.F. Müller, 1786
Vibrio serpentulus O.F. Müller, 1773
Vibrio marinus Muller, 1786
Vibrio glutinus Muller, 1783
Vibrio agrostis Steinbuch, 1799
Vibrio phalaridis Steinbuch, 1799


Name Relationship
Amoeba Bory de St. Vincent 1822 Preferred
Amoeba pulchra Biernacka, 1963
Amoeba flavescens Gruber, 1889


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