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
Dictyota Preferred
Dictyota J.V. Lamouroux , 1809: 331 Synonym


Name Relationship
Dictyota J.V. Lamouroux, 1809 Preferred
Dilophus J. Agardh, 1882
Dichophyllium KŸtzing 1843
Glossophora J. Agardh, 1882


Name Relationship
Dictyota guine‘nsis (KŸtzing) P.L.Crouan & H.M.Crouan 1878 Preferred
Spatoglossum guineense KŸtzing 1843
Dilophus guineensis (KŸtzing) J.Agardh 1882
Bicrista guineensis (KŸtzing) Kuntze 1898
Dictyota antigua Sonder ex KŸtzing 1859
Dictyota bipinnata P.L.Crouan & H.M.Crouan, 1878


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