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
Legionella Preferred
Legionella Brenner et al. 1979 Authority
Sarcobium Drozanski 1991

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella longbeachae D-4968 Preferred
Legionella longbeachae str. D-4968 Equivalent name
Legionella longbeachae strain D-4968

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella longbeachae NSW150 Preferred
Legionella longbeachae str. NSW150
Legionella longbeachae strain NSW150

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Legionella drancourtii LLAP12 Preferred
Legionella drancourtii str. LLAP12
Legionella drancourtii strain LLAP12

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Sarcobium Drozanski 1991 Preferred
Sarcobium lyticum Drozanski 1991 Synonym

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Legionella Brenner et al., 1979 (Approved Lists, 1980) Preferred
Legionella maceachernii Brenner et al. 1985
Legionella gormanii Morris et al. 1980
Legionella dumoffii Brenner et al. 1980

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