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

Paleobiology Database

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

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Eulimidae Philippi 1853 Preferred
Stiliferidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Thycidae Thiele, 1929
Paedophoropodidae A.V. Ivanov, 1933
Asterophilidae Thiele, 1925
Pelseneeriidae Schwanwitsch, 1917
Strombiformidae Iredale, 1915
Entoconchidae Keferstein, 1864
Entocolacidae Voigt, 1888
Melanellidae Iredale 1915
Stylinidae Philippi, 1853
Turtoniidae Rosén, 1910
Roseniidae Nierstrasz, 1913
Enteroxenidae Schwanwitsch, 1917


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