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
Thripidae Preferred
Mesostenothrips Stannard & Mitri 1962 Synonym
Odontothripoides Bagnall 1929
Krasibothrips Kudo 1977
Homochaetothrips Sakimura 1968
Oxyothrips Bagnall 1908
Aphanothrips Herrick Patch & Metcalf 1920
Rhynchothrips Karny 1912
Oscythrips Coesfeld 1898
Labiothrips Bhatti & Mound 1994
Raphidothrips Uzel, 1895
Aphanothrips Committee on Nomenclature
Himapthrips Bhatti, 1979
Eugeneothrips Hodd 1938
Aptenothrips Agassiz 1846
Thaeniothrips Scalon 1935
Pterothrips Hood 1918
Yehiella Chen 1976
Stylothrips Karny 1926
Microthrips Ananthakrishnan 1965
Onihothrips Bhatti 1973
Archaeothrips Priesner 1924
Physopus Rafinesque 1815
Trips Linnaeus 1763
Physapus Amyot & Serville 1843
Paraphysopus Girault 1927
Thryps Scopoli 1777
Mycertothrips Moulton 1932
Limnothrips Burmeister 1838


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