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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Foraminifera Preferred
Foraminiferida Synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Foraminifera Preferred

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Foraminifera incertae sedis Preferred
Pulvinulina Parker & Jones in Carpenter, 1862
Orthocera Modeer in Soldani, 1789
Rhaphidodendron Moebius 1876
Rhaphidohelix Moebius 1880
Marenda Nyholm 1951
Lagunculina Rhumbler 1904
Millettella Rhumbler, 1904
Turriclavula Rhumbler 1911
Aperneroum Rhumbler, 1913
Leptodermella Rhumbler 1935
Neusina Goës 1892
Lobularia Costa 1839
Buccinina Costa 1861
Pseudarcella Spandel 1909
Pseudodifflugia Schlumberger 1845
Septammina Meunier, 1888
Stacheia Brady 1876
Urnulina Gruber 1884
Amphitrema Archer, 1867
Diaphoropodon Archer 1869
Dendropela de Folin, 1887
Lekithiammina de Folin 1887
Mallopela de Folin, 1887
Ovulida de Folin, 1887
Reophaxopsis de Folin 1887
Trioxeia de Folin 1888
Dujardinia Gray 1858
Sibiriella Haman, 1988
Lecythium Hertwig & Lesser 1874
Umbellina Loeblich & Tappan 1961
Hyalopus Schaudinn 1894
Echinogromia Schroeder 1907
Lagenula de Montfort 1808
Rhabdopleura Dawson 1870
Rhaphidoscene Jennings 1896
Rotalites Lamarck 1801
Columella Halkyard 1919
Ceriopora Goldfuss, 1826_
Ammonema Eimer & Fickert 1899


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