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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Harpacticoida Sars, 1903 Preferred
Ambunguipedidae Huys, 1990 Synonym
Cerviniidae Sars, 1903
Clytemnestridae Scott A., 1909
Diosaccidae G. O. Sars, 1906
Huntemanniidae Por, 1986
Rhizothricidae Por, 1986
Tetragonicepsidae Lang, 1944
Styracothoracidae Huys, 1993
Paranannopidae Por 1986
Ectinosomidae Sars G.O., 1903
Pseudopeltidiidae Poppe, 1891
Pteropsyllidae Sars G.O., 1913
Rhynchothalestridae Lang 1948
Ismardiidae Leigh-Sharpe, 1936
Metahuntemanniidae Por, 1986
Parastentheliidae Lang, 1936
Idyaeidae Sars, 1910
Canthocamptidae GO Sars, 1906
Remaneidae Nicholls, 1945


Name Relationship
Harpacticoida Preferred


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