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
Moraxella Preferred
Diplobacillus McNab 1904 Authority
Moraxella Lwoff 1939
Diplobacillus Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella Preferred
Moraxella (subgen. Moraxella Lwoff 1939) Bovre 1984

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella bovis Epp63 Preferred
Moraxella bovis str. Epp63 Equivalent name
Moraxella bovis strain Epp63

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis RH4 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis str. RH4
Moraxella catarrhalis strain RH4

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis 101P30B1 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis B508 Misspelling

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis CO72 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis B507

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis BC8 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis B503

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis BC7 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis B502

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Moraxella catarrhalis BC1 Preferred
Moraxella catarrhalis B496

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Moraxella Lwoff, 1939 (Approved Lists, 1980) Preferred
Moraxella nonliquefaciens (Scarlett 1916) Lwoff, 1939
Moraxella phenylpyrouvica Bøvre and Henriksen 1967
Moraxella kingae Bøvre et al. 1974
Moraxella kingii Henriksen and Bøvre 1968
Moraxella anatipestifer (Hendrickson and Hilbert 1932) Bruner and Fabricant 1954 (Approved Lists 1980).
Moraxella caviae (Pelczar, 1953) Henriksen & Bøvre, 1968
Moraxella bovis (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Murray, 1948
Moraxella lacunata (Eyre 1900) Lwoff, 1939
Moraxella polymorpha Flamm 1957
Moraxella catarrhalis (Frosch & Kolle, 1896) Henriksen & Bøvre, 1968
Moraxella ovis (Lindqvist, 1960) Henriksen & Bøvre, 1968
Moraxella lwoffi Audureau 1940
Moraxella atlantae Bøvre et al. 1976
Moraxella osloensis Bøvre & Henriksen, 1967

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