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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Eulimidae Preferred
Melanellidae Bartsch, 1917 Junior synonym
Entoconchidae Gill, 1871

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Eulimidae Philippi 1853 Preferred
Halliella Monterosato, 1878 Synonym
Strombiformis Da Costa, 1778
Leiostraca H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Thycinae Thiele, 1929
Stylifer Cossmann, 1921
Balcis Leach, 1847
Kiramodulus Kuroda 1949
Bessomia Berry 1959
Granulithyca Habe 1976
Stilimella Laseron 1955
Hyperlia Pilsbry 1918
Teretianax Iredale 1918
Teretinax [sic]
Chryseulima Laseron 1955
Luetzenia Warén 1980
Hersilia Monterosato 1884
Acicularia Monterosato 1884
Athleenia Bartsch 1946
Subeulima Souverbie 1875
Comenteroxenos Tikasingh 1961
Cuspeulima Laseron 1955
Helicosyrinx Baur 1864
Entosiphon Koehler & Vaney 1903
Subularia Monterosato 1884
Eulimaustra Laseron 1955
Eulimitra Laseron 1955
Eulimoda Laseron 1955
Lambertia Souverbie 1869
Lentigobalcis Habe 1961
Neovolusia Emerson 1965
Volusia A. Adams, 1851
Spiroclimax Mörch 1875
Stylina Fleming 1828
Turtonia Rosén, 1910
Rosenia Nierstrasz, 1913
Parastilifer A.V. Ivanov, 1952
Parenteroxenos A.V. Ivanov, 1945
Venustilifer Powell 1939
Luetzenia Rehder 1980
Bonellia Deshayes 1838
Hoplopteropsis de Morgan, 1916
Mucronella Ivanov 1973
Stilbe Jeffreys 1884
Paedophorus Ivanov, 1933

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Eulimidae Philippi 1853 Preferred
Auriculigerina Dautzenberg 1925
Hoplopteropsis de Morgan 1915


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