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
Pyrgomorphidae Preferred
Chrotogonidae Synonym


Name Relationship
Pyrgomorphidae Preferred
Poekilocera Percheron in Guérin & Percheron, 1836
Platydesmoptera Ramme 1941
Cygniterra Rehn 1953
Ichthyacris Bolivar 1909
Discolorhinus Bolivar 1905
Ichthiotettix Bolivar 1905
Loveridgea Rehn 1953
Ichthydion Saussure 1859
Desmatoptera Sjöstedt 1935
Rhytidoderes Karsch 1893
Ichthidion Bolivar 1884
Bürgersius Ramme 1930
Rutioderes Scudder 1901
Burgersius Ramme, 1930
Brachycercus Willemse 1921
Mestra Stål 1877
Poecilocera Burmeister 1838
Doriella Bolivar 1905
Mekongia Uvarov 1925
Deraspis Bolivar 1884
Acridium Schrank 1801


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