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
Conidae Preferred
Borsoniidae Synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Conidae Fleming 1822 Preferred
Lilliconus G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1994
Kermasprella Powell 1958
Magelliconus da Motta 1991
Thoraconus da Motta 1991
Coronaxis Swainson 1840
Strioconus Thiele 1929
Afroconus Petuch, 1975
Tuliparia Swainson 1840
Cucullus Röding 1798
Mamiconus Cotton & Godfrey 1932
Parviconus Cotton & Godfrey 1932
Cleobula Iredale 1930
Cornutoconus Suzuki 1972
Cylindrus Batsch, 1789
Endemoconus Iredale 1931
Jaspidiconus Petuch, 2003
Pseudoconorbis Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Kohniconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Regiconus Iredale 1930
Erythroconus da Motta 1991
Yeddoconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Rollus Montfort 1810
Utriculus Schumacher 1817
Cylindrella Swainson 1840
Fumiconus da Motta 1991
Cariboconus Petuch, 2003
Ongoconus da Motta 1991
Protoconus da Motta, 1991
Puncticulinae Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Rhombus Montfort 1810
Spuriconus Petuch, 2003
Bathyconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Dalliconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Fusiconus da Motta 1991
Globiconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Perplexiconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Lizaconus da Motta 1991
Viminiconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Ximeniconus Emerson & Old 1962
Heroconus da Motta 1991
Socioconus da Motta, 1991
Theliconus Swainson 1840
Coltroconus Petuch, 2013
Boucheticonus Tucker & Tenorio, 2013
Duodenticonus Tucker & Tenorio, 2013


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