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
Chrysomya megacephala Preferred
Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794 ) Authority
Chrysomyia megacephala Misspelling

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794 ) Preferred
Somomyia cyaneocincta Bigot, 1887 Synonym
Musca remuria Walker, 1849
Lucilia flaviceps Macquart, 1843
Chrysomya duvaucelii Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Musca dux Eschscholtz, 1822
Somomya pfefferi Bigot, 1877
Pollenia basalis Smith, 1876
Chrysomya gratiosa Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Somomyia dives Bigot, 1887
Musca bata Walker, 1849
Musca combrea Walker, 1849
Somomya cyaneocincta Bigot, 1888
Somomyia saffranea Bigot, 1877


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