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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Phellia Gosse, 1858 Preferred
Phellia vestita (Johnson, 1861) Synonym
Phellia allantoides Bourne, 1918
Phellia arctica Danielssen, 1890
Phellia cylicodes Bourne, 1918
Phellia phassonesiotes Bourne, 1918
Phellia arctica Verrill, 1868
Phellia margaritacea Danielssen, 1890
Phellia castanea Bourne, 1918
Phellia devisi Haddon and Shackleton, 1893
Phellia humilis Verrill, 1928
Phellia panamensis Verrill, 1869
Phellia roseni Watzl, 1922
Phellia sipunculoides Haddon and Shackleton, 1893
Phellia sollasi Haddon, 1898
Phellia ternatana Kwietniewski, 1896
Phellia vermiformis Haddon, 1898
Phellia browni Willsmore, 1911
Phellia capitata Willsmore, 1911
Phellia flexibilis Danielssen, 1890
Phellia tubicola Koren and Danielssen, 1877
Phellia pectinata Hertwig, 1882
Phellia brodricii Gosse, 1859
Phellia abyssicola Koren and Danielssen, 1877
Phellia spitsbergensis Danielssen, 1890
Phellia timida  Andres, 1880


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