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. Import

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Preferred
Algae Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Preferred
Chlorophyta sensu Bremer 1985
Chlorophyta Pascher, 1914 Authority


Name Relationship
Chlorophyta incertae sedis Preferred
Chlorolepus Bompard 1867

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Pascher, 1914 Preferred
Bryopsidophyceae Bessey, 1907

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta incertae sedis Preferred
Bertholdia Lagerheim, 1889
Neochlorosarcina S. Watanabe, 1983
Phyllomonas Korshikov 1923
Heterogonium P. A. Dangeard, 1911
Pseudotrebouxia P. A. Archibald, 1975
Rhizenteron P.[J.L.] Dangeard, 1952
Friedmannia Chantanachat & Bold 1962
Kirchneria F. Hindák, 1988
Lambertia Korshikov 1953
Sphaerospermum Cleve, 1868
Tetratomococcus Korshikov, 1953
Gloeophyllum Korshikov, 1955
Disporopsis Korshikov, 1953
Glenopolytoma Diesing 1866
Nothocosmarium Raciborski 1889
Phyllariomonas Pascher, 1938
Tetramastix Korshikov 1925
Dictyosphaeriopsis F. Hindák, 1978
Cardiomonas J. Schiller, 1954
Mesogerron F. Brand, 1899
Lucernaria Roussel, 1806
Chlamydococcus A. Braun, 1850
Pirulus J. W. Snow, 1911
Tetradonta Korshikov, 1925
Draparnaldiella C.Meyer & Skabichevskij, 1970
Draparnaldiella Gaillon, 1833
Chlorangium S. F. N. von Stein, 1878
Calocylindrus (C.Nägeli) O.Kirchner, 1878
Ilea J.Agardh, 1883
Chaetopedia Skuja, 1948

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Preferred
Chlorophycota Other, see comments


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