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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Burkholderia cepacia (Palleroni and Holmes 1981) Yabuuchi et al. 1993 Preferred
Pseudomonas cepacia (ex Burkholder 1950) Palleroni and Holmes 1981. Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Burkholderia cepacia Preferred
Pseudomonas cepacia Burkholder 1950 Authority
Pseudomonas multivorans Stanier et al. 1966
Burkholderia cepacia (Palleroni and Holmes 1981) Yabuuchi et al. 1993
Pseudomonas cepacia (ex Burkholder 1950) Palleroni and Holmes 1981.
Burgholderia cepacia Misspelling
Burkholderia capacia
Burkholderia cepacia genomovar I Equivalent name
Pseudomonas cepacia
Pseudomonas kingii
Pseudomonas multivorans

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 25416 Preferred
Burkholderia cepacia DSM 7288
Burkholderia cepacia LMG 1222
Burkholderia cepacia str. ATCC 25416
Burkholderia cepacia strain ATCC 25416

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