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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila Preferred
Legionella pneumophila Brenner et al., 1979 Authority

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila 2300/99 Alcoy Preferred
Legionella pneumophila 2300/99 Misspelling
Legionella pneumophila str. 2300/99 Alcoy Equivalent name
Legionella pneumophila strain 2300/99 Alcoy

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila 130b Preferred
Legionella pneumophila ATCC BAA-74 Synonym
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 strain 130b
Legionella pneumophila str. 130b
Legionella pneumophila strain 130b

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila HL06041035 Preferred
Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila str. HL06041035
Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila strain HL06041035

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila str. Lens Preferred
Legionella pneumophila Lens

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila str. Paris Preferred
Legionella pneumophila Paris

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella pneumophila str. Corby Preferred
Legionella pneumophila Corby
Legionella pneumophila strain Corby

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