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.


Name Relationship
Lepismatidae Latreille, 1802 Preferred
Scleletolepisma Synonym
Wygodzinskisma Kaplan, 1993
Isolepisma Escherich 1905
Lepismodes Newman 1863
Notolepisma Tillyard 1924
Asterolepisma Mendes, 1978
Apolepisma Kaplan, 1993
Irishisma Kaplan, 1993
Silvestrellisma Kaplan, 1993
Forbicina Latreille, 1796
Termophila Grassi 1887
Peliolepisma Ritter 1911
Stachisma Wygodzinsky 1942
Escherichisma Kaplan, 1993
Bakerella Womersley 1928
Lampropholis Menge in Berendt, 1854
Braunsiella Escherich, 1904
Thermophila Grassi 1889
Braunsina Escherich 1904
Forbicina Geoffroy 1762
Allolepisma Kaplan, 1993
Forbiscina Lamarck in Desmarest, 1825
Lepisina Radermacher 1779

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Lepismatidae Latreille, 1802 Preferred
Lepismina Gervais 1844


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