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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Hydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883) Preferred
Eupomatus elegans Haswell 1883 Synonym
Eupomatus pectinata Philippi, 1844
Eupomatus trypanon Claparède, 1870
Hydroides abbreviatus Krøyer in Mörch, 1863
Hydroides incrustans Monro, 1938
Hydroides pacificus Hartman 1969
Hydroides pectinatus (Philippi, 1844)
Hydroides spinalateralis Straughan 1967
Protohydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883)
Serpula elegans Haswell, 1883
Serpula vermicalluris Linnaeus, 1767
Serpula vermucularis Linnaeus, 1767
Vermilia abbreviata Kroeyer in Mörch, 1863


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