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
Spiroplasma Preferred
Spiroplasma Saglio et al. 1973 Authority

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Spiroplasma melliferum KC3 Preferred
Spiroplasma melliferum str. KC3 Equivalent name
Spiroplasma melliferum strain KC3

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Spiroplasma mirum ATCC 29335 Preferred
Spiroplasma mirum SMCA Synonym
Spiroplasma mirum str. ATCC 29335
Spiroplasma mirum strain ATCC 29335

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Spiroplasma kunkelii CR2-3x Preferred
Spiroplasma kunkelii str. CR2-3x
Spiroplasma kunkelii strain CR2-3x

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Spiroplasma eriocheiris CCTCC M 207170 Preferred
Spiroplasma eriocheiris DSM 21848
Spiroplasma eriocheiris str. CCTCC M 207170
Spiroplasma eriocheiris strain CCTCC M 207170

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