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
Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Callistocypraea Schilder 1927 Synonym
Cribraria Jousseaume 1884
Ransoniella Dolin & Lozouet, 2005
Luponia Gray 1837
Ransonia Dolin & Lozouet 2004
Guttacypraea Iredale 1935
Thelxinovum Iredale 1931
Evenaria Iredale 1930
Nuclearia Jousseaume 1884
Crossia Shikama 1974
Adusta Jousseaume 1884
Arabica Jousseaume 1884
Peribolus Blainville 1824
Stolida Jousseaume 1884
Basilitrona Iredale 1930
Gratiadusta Iredale 1930
Maurina Jousseaume 1884
Paulonaria Iredale 1930
Ravitrona Iredale 1930
Pantherinaria Sacco, 1894
Ocellaria Weinkauff 1881
Brugnonia Jeffreys, 1883
Epona H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Palangerosa Iredale 1930
Mystaponda Iredale 1930
Nivigena Iredale 1930
Ornamentaria Schilder & Schilder 1936
Kurodadusta Shikama 1971

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Adusta Jousseaume 1884


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