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
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848) Preferred
Actinia elegans Dalyell, 1848 Synonym

MarLIN resource

Name Relationship
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848) Preferred
Sagartia rhododactylus

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848) Preferred
Actinia elegans Dalyell, 1848
Actinia miniata Gosse, 1853
Adamsia elegans
Sagartia miniata (Gosse) Ambiguous synonym
Sagartia miniata
Sagartia miniata Gosse
Heliactis miniata Gos.
Heliactis miniata Gosse
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell)
Sagartia miniata Gosse, 1853
Sagartia elegans Dal.
Sagartia elegans (Dal.)
Sagartia elegans (J. G. Dalyell, 1878)
Sagartia elegans DALYELL
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848)

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848) Preferred
Sagartia aurora (Gosse, 1854)
Actinia elegans Dalyell, 1848
Sagartia rosea (Gosse, 1853)
Sargartia aurora
Sagartia nivea (Gosse)
Sagartia gossei Verrill, 1869
Sagartia (Heliactis) miniata Gosse
Actinia miniata Gosse, 1853
Actinia nivea Gosse, 1853
Actinia ornata Wright, 1856
Actinia pulcherrima Jordan, 1855
Actinia rosea Gosse, 1853
Actinia venusta Gosse, 1854
Adamsia elegans
Bunodes miniata
Cereus aurora
Cereus venusta
Heliactis (Sagartia) miniata Gosse
Heliactis (Sagartia) venusta Gosse
Sagartia (Heliactis) venusta Gosse


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