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
Cystoseira compressa Preferred
Cystoseira compressa (Esper) Gerloff & Nizamuddin 1975: 342 Synonym
Cystoseira spinosa var. compressa


Name Relationship
Cystoseira compressa (Esper) Gerloff & Nizamuddin, 1975 Preferred
Cystoseira compressa rosetta (Ercegovic) M.Cormaci, G.Furnari, G.Giaccone, B.Scammacca & D.Serio 1992
Fucus compressus Esper 1799
Cystoseira fimbriata Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1832
Cystoseira compressa rosetta Ercegovic, 1952
Cystoseira filicina Bory de Saint-Vincent
Fucus fimbriatus Desfontaines, 1799
Cystoseira abrotanifolia fimbriata Sauvageau


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