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.


Name Relationship
Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar 1873 Preferred
Alaria pinnatifida Harvey, 1860 Synonym
Ulopteryx pinnatifida (Harvey) Kjellman 1885
Undaria pinnatifida vulgaris Suringar 1872
Undaria pinnatifida elongata Suringar 1872
Alaria amplexicaulis Martens 1866
Undaria pinnatifida distans Miyabe & Okamura
Undaria pinnatifida distans (Miyabe & Okamura) Yendo
Undaria pinnatifida narutensis Yendo
Undaria pinnatifida typica Yendo
Undaria pinnatifida subflabellata Suringar


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