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.

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Faviidae Gregory, 1900 Preferred
Phymastrea Milne-Edwards & Haime 1848 Synonym
Barbadiastrea Wells 1945
Phyllocoenia Milne-Edwards & Haime 1848
Heliastreopsis Chevalier 1954
Orbicella Dana 1846
Phyllocoeniopsis Alloiteau 1957
Plesiophyllia Michelotti 1871
Metastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857
Metastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857
Ellasmoastraea Michelotti 1871
Aphrastrea Milne-Edwards & Haime 1848
Coelastrea Verrill 1866
Angeliphyllia Barta-Calmus 1973
Haimesiphyllia Alloiteau 1957
Michelottiphyllia Barta-Calmus 1973
Procladocora Alloiteau 1952
Cereiphyllia Barta-Calmus 1973
Hydnophoraraea Oppenheim 1930
Hydnophyllia Reis 1889
Coeloria Edwards and Haime 1848
Astroria Milne-Edwards & Haime 1848
Dachiardia Duncan, 1880
Dasyphyllia Milne-Edwards & Haime 1848
Meandroria Alloiteau 1952
Plesiastraeopsis Chevalier 1954
Ulophyllia Milne-Edwards 1857


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