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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann 1818) Preferred
Lucilia fasciata Macquart, 1835 Synonym
Chrysomya brunicornis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Somomyia cuprinitens Rondani, 1873
Musca bigemmis Walker, 1853
Dexia hypsa Walker, 1849
Musca hebes Walker, 1853
Lucilia senegalensis Macquart, 1847
Pycnosoma cyanea Seguy, 1928
Chrysomya trygaea Seguy, 1926
Chrysomya epanalepsis Seguy, 1953
Pycnosoma pulchra Seguy, 1928
Pycnosoma adoxa Seguy, 1928
Chrysomya nigriceps Seguy, 1926
Chrysomya soror Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Chrysomya buccalis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Lucilia elegans Macquart, 1855
Chrysomya lalandii Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Lucilia nigrofasciata Macquart, 1855
Chrysomya costata Villeneuve, 1914
Paracompsomyia houghi Adams, 1905
Somomyia barbigera Bigot, 1888
Somomyia punctifera Bigot, 1877
Somomyia anchorata Bigot, 1877
Somomyia taeniata Bigot, 1877
Chrysomya dejeanii Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Chrysomya sensua Curran, 1927


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