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.

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Name Relationship
Siboglinidae Caullery, 1914 Preferred
Frenulata Synonym
Vestimentifera
Athecanephria Ivanov,1955
Oligobrachiidae
Alaysiidae Southward 1991
Arcovestiidae Southward & Galkin 1997
Escarpiidae Jones, 1985
Lamellibrachiidae Webb, 1969
Ridgeiidae Jones, 1985
Riftiidae Jones 1985
Tevniidae Jones, 1985
Thecanephria Ivanov,1955
Lamellisabellidae Ušakov, 1933
Polybrachiidae
Sclerolinidae
Spirobrachiidae
Pogonophora

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Siboglinidae Preferred
Frenulata
Lamellibrachiidae
Obturata
Oligobrachiidae
Perviata
Pogonophora
Polybrachiidae
Sclerolinidae
Vestimentifera
tube worms

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Siboglinidae Caullery, 1914 Preferred
Pogonophora Other, see comments
Athecanephria
Thecanephria
Vestimentifera
Riftiida
Lamellibrachiida Jones, 1985
Tevniida Jones, 1985

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Siboglinidae Caullery, 1914 Preferred
Krampolinum Kirkegaard 1956
Archeolinum Smirnov, 2008

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