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
Pseudarchaster parelii Preferred
Pseudarchaster pareli Misspelling
Pseydarchaster pareli
Pseudarchaster parelii (Duben & Koren, 1846) Authority
Pseudarchaster parelli Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pseudarchaster parelii (Düben & Koren, 1846) Preferred
Archaster longobrachialis Danielssen & Koren, 1877
Archaster parelii M. Sars, 1861
Astrogonium annectens Perrier, 1894
Astrogonium fallax Perrier, 1885
Astrogonium hystrix Perrier, 1894
Astrogonium intermedium (Sladen, 1889)
Astrogonium longobrachiale Koehler, 1907
Astrogonium parelii Koehler, 1907
Astropecten parelii Düben & Koren, 1846
Ceramaster hystrix Perrier, 1894
Pentagonaster fallax Sladen, 1889
Plutonaster parelii Sladen, 1889
Pseudarchaster annectens (Perrier, 1894)
Pseudarchaster granuliferus Verrill, 1899
Pseudarchaster intermedius Sladen, 1889
Pseudarchaster intermedius var. insignis
Pseudarchaster parellii (Duben & Koren, 1844)
Tethyaster parelii Sussbach & Breckner, 1911


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