Name Changes of Recent Years

Disclaimer:
This is not an all inclusive list, merely some of the more common changes we encounter.  Some names have occasionally reverted back to earlier names.  New studies are continually revising taxonomy and not all references agree, or are necessarily updated, on which are the currently accepted names.  This is presented for informational purposes only.
 
Current name listed first, previous name(s) or synonym(s) listed second

Bivalves

Solemyidae
Solemya pervernicosa Kuroda, 1948  [= Solemya reidi Bernard, 1980]

Nuculanidae
Saccella penderi (Dall & Barsch, 1910)  [= Nuculana penderi]

Mytilidae
Arcuatula senhousia (Benson, 1842)  [= Musculista senhousia]

Ostreidae

Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864  [= Ostrea conchaphila Carpenter, 1857 (now separate from O. conchaphila)]

Thyasiridae
Channelaxinus excavatus (Dall, 1901)  [= Conchocele excavata]

Kelliidae
Kellia suborbicularis (Montagu, 1803)  [= Kellia laperousii  (Deshayes, 1839)]

Lasaeidae
Neaeromya rugifera (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Pseudopythina rugifera]

Montacutidae
Kurtiella tumida (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Rochefortia tumida]


Cardiidae
Ciliatocardium ciliatum (Fabricius, 1780)  [= Clinocardium ciliatum]
Keenaea centifilosa (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Nemocardium centifilosum]
Keenocardium blandum
(Gould, 1850)  [= Clinocardium blandum, Clinocardium fucanum (Dall, 1907)]
Keenocardium californiense (Deshayes, 1839)  [= Clinocardium californiense

Tellinidae
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758)  [= Macoma inconspicua (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)]
Macoma golikovi Scarlato & Kafanov, 1988  [= separated from Macoma incongrua (Martens, 1865)]
Tellina nuculoides (Reeve, 1854)  [= Tellina salmonea Carpenter, 1864]

Veneridae
Callithaca tenerrima (Carpenter, 1857)  [= Protothaca tenerrima]
Leukoma staminea (Conrad, 1837)  [= Protothaca staminea]
Nutricola lordi (W.Baird, 1863)  [= Psephidia lordi]
Nutricola tantilla (Gould, 1853)  [= Transennella tantilla]
Venerupis philippinarum (A.Adams & Reeve, 1850)  [= TapesRuditapes philippinarum, Tapes japonica Deshayes, 1853]

Mactridae

Mactromeris polynyma (Stimpson, 1860)  [= Spisula polynyma]
Simomactra falcata (Gould, 1850)  [= Spisula falcata]
Tresus capax (Gould, 1850)  [= Schizothaerus capax]
Tresus nuttallii (Conrad, 1837)  [= Schizothaerus nuttallii]

Hiatellidae

Panopea generosa (Gould, 1850)  [= Panopea abrupta (Conrad, 1849), this was P. generosa prior to P. abrupta as well]

Pandoridae
Pandora wardiana A.Adams, 1860  [= Pandora grandis Dall, 1877]
 
Lyonsiidae
Entodesma navicula (A.Adams & Reeve, 1850)  [= Entodesma saxicola Baird, 1863]

Gastropods

Acmaeidae
Acmaea funiculata (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Niveotectura funiculata]

Lepetidae
Cryptobranchia concentrica (Middendorff, 1847)  [= Lepeta concentrica]

Lottiidae
     All previous genus names of Collisella, Notoacmea and Tectura as they apply to our local species are now Lottia.
     In addition, there are the following changes:
Lottia paradigitalis (Fritchman, 1960)  [= separated from Lottia strigatella]
Lottia instabilis (Gould, 1846)  [= Lottia ochracea (Dall, 1871)]

Fissurellidae

Cranopsis cucullata (Gould, 1846)  [= Puncturella cucullata]
Cranopsis multistriata (Dall, 1914)  [= Puncturella multistriata]
Fissurellidea bimaculata (Dall, 1871)  [= Megatebennus bimaculatus]

Phasianellidae
Eulithidium pulloides (Carpenter, 1865)  [= Tricolia pulloides]

Calliostomatidae
Calliostoma ligatum (Gould, 1849)  [= Calliostoma costatum Martyn, 1784]

Margaritidae
Margarites pupillus (Gould, 1849)  [= Margarites salmoneus]

Tegulidae
Chlorostoma funebralis (A.Adams, 1855)  [= Tegula funebralis]  

Turbinidae
Pomaulax gibberosa (Dillwyn, 1817)  [= Astraea gibberosa, Astraea inequalis Martyn, 1784]

Littorinidae
Littorina subrotundata (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Algamorda subrotundata, L. (Algamorda) newcombiana (Hemphill, 1877)]
     [This was restricted to a salt marsh species until 1991, when a barnacle ecotype was separated from Littorina sitkana]

Barleeidae
Barleeia acuta (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Diala acuta, Barleeia marmorea (Carpenter, 1864), Barleeia dalli Bartsch, 1920]

Caecidae
Caecum occidentale (Bartsch, 1920)  [= Fartulum occidentale, Fartulum hemphilli Bartsch, 1920]

Batillariidae
Batillaria attramentaria (G.B. Sowerby I, 1855)  [= Batillaria cumingi Crosse, 1862, Batillaria zonalis (Bruguiere, 1792)]

Cerithiidae
Lirobittium attenuatum (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Bittium attenuatum]
Neostylidium eschrichtii (Middendorff, 1849)  [= Stylidium eschrichtii, Bittium eschrichtii]

Epitoniidae
Epitonium indianorum (Carpenter, 1865)  [= Nitidiscala indianorum]
Epitonium tinctum (Carpenter, 1864)  [=  Nitidiscala tincta]
Opalia wroblewskyi (Mörch, 1875)  [= Opalia borealis Keep, 1881, Opalia chacei Strong, 1937, Opalia wroblewskii ]

Eulimidae
Melanella columbiana (Bartsch, 1917)  [= Balcis columbiana, Vitreolina columbiana]
Melanella micans (Carpenter, 1865)  [= Balcis micans, Eulimia micans]

Amathinidae
Iselica ovoidea (Gould, 1853)  [= Iselica fenestrata (Carpenter, 1864)]

Hipponicidae
Hipponix panamensis (C.B. Adams, 1852)  [= Antisabia panamensis, Hipponix cranioides Carpenter, 1864]

Calyptraeidae
Crepidula convexa Say, 1822  [= Crepidula glauca Say, 1822]

Velutinidae
Marsenina rhombica (Dall, 1871)  [=  Lamellaria rhombica]
Marsenina stearnsii (Dall, 1871)  [= Lamellaria stearnsi]
Limneria prolongata (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Velutina prolongata]

Naticidae
Cryptonatica affinis (Gmelin, 1791)  [= Natica clausa, Cryptonatica clausa (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)]
Cryptonatica aleutica (Dall, 1919)  [= Natica aleutica]
Neverita lewisii (Gould, 1847)  [= Euspira lewisii, Polinices lewisii, Lunatia lewisii]

Muricidae
Boerotrophon cepula (Sowerby, 1880)  [= Boreotrophon beringi Dall, 1902]
Boreotrophon multicostatus
(Eschscholtz, 1829)  [= Trophon multicostatus]

Ceratostoma foliatum (Gmelin, 1791)  [= Purpura foliatum]
Nipponotrophon stuarti (A.E. Smith, 1880)  [= Boreotrophon stuarti, Trophonopsis stuarti, Boreotrophon smithi Dall, 1902]
Nodulotrophon coronatus (H.Adams & A.Adams, 1864)  [= Boreotrophon dalli (Kobelt, 1878)]
Nucella analoga
(Forbes, 1852)  [= possibly separated from Nucella canaliculata]

Nucella ostrina (Gould, 1852)  [= separated from Nucella emarginata]
Ocenebrellus inornatus (Récluz, 1851)  [=  Ocinebra inornataCeratostoma inornatumOcenebra japonica (Dunker, 1869)]
Ocinebrina atropurpurea (Carpenter, 1865) [= Ocenebra atropurpurea]
Ocinebrina interfossa Carpenter, 1864  [= Ocenebra interfossa]
Ocinebrina lurida (Middendorff, 1849)  [= Ocenebra lurida]
Ocinebrina sclera (Dall, 1919)  [= Ocenebra sclera, Urosalpinx sclera]
Scabroptrophon maltzani (Kobelt & Kuster, 1878)  [= Trophonopsis lasius (Dall, 1919)]
Trophonopsis orpheus (Gould, 1849)  [= Boreotrophon orpheus, Trophon orpheus, Ocenebra orpheus]

Marginellidae
Granulina margaritula (Carpenter, 1857)  [= Cypraeolina pyriformis (Carpenter, 1864)]

Columbellidae

Alia carinata (Hinds, 1844)  [= Mitrella carinata, Nitidella carinata]

Buccinidae
Latisipho aphelus (Dall, 1916)  [= Colus aphelus]
Latisipho hallii
(Dall, 1873)  [= Colus hallii]
Lirabuccinum dirum
(Reeve, 1846)  [= Searlesia dira]


Nassariidae
Caesia fossatus (Gould, 1850)  [= Nassarius fossatus]
Hima fratercula (Dunker, 1862)  [= Nassarius fraterculus]
Hima mendica (Gould, 1849)  [= Nassarius mendicus]
Tritia obsoleta (Say, 1822)  [= Ilyanassa obsoleta, Nassarius obsoletus]

Olivellidae
Callianax baetica (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Olivella baetica]
Callianax biplicata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)  [= Olivella biplicata]
Callianax pycna (Berry, 1935)  [= Olivella pycna]

Borsoniidae
Ophiodermella inermis (Reeve, 1843)  [= Ophiodermella ophioderma (Dall, 1909)]

Pyramidellidae     (Pat LaFollette, pers. comm. March 2012)
Aartsenia satura (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Odostomia satura]
Brachystomia angularis (Dall & Bartsch, 1907)  [= Odostomia angularis]
Evalea tenuisculpta (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Odostomia tenuisculpta]

Nudibranchs

Acteonidae
Rictaxis punctocaelatus (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Acteon punctocaelatus]

Haminoeidae
Haminoea japonica (Pilsbry, 1895)  [= Haminoea callidegenita Gibson & Chia, 1989]

Cylichnidae
Acteocina culcitella (Gould, 1853)  [= Cylichnella culcitella]

Onchidorididae
Knoutsodonta jannae (Millen, 1987)  [= Adalaria jannae]
Onchidoris evincta (Millen, 2006)  [= Adalaria evincta]
Onchidoris proxima (Alder & Hancock, 1854)  [= Adalaria proxima]

Discodorididae
Montereina lentiginosa (Millen, 1982)  [= Peltodoris lentiginosa, Anisodoris lentiginosa]
Montereina nobilis (MacFarland, 1905)  [= Peltodoris nobilis, Anisodoris nobilis]

Dendronotidae

Dendronotus albus MacFarland, 1966  [= Dendronotus diversicolor (Robilliard, 1970) - has been showed to be the same
                                                                      species as Dendronotus albus MacFarland, 1966]
Dendronotus venustus MacFarland, 1905  [=  separated from Dendronotus frondosus (Ascanius, 1774)]

Tritoniidae
Tochuina gigantea (Bergh, 1904)  [= Tochuina tetraquetra sensu Bergh, 1879]
Tritonia tetraquetra (Pallas, 1788)  [= Tritonia diomedea Bergh, 1894]

Fionidae
Abronica abronia (MacFarland, 1966)  [= Cuthona abronia]
Cuthonella cocoachroma (Williams & Gosliner, 1979)  [= Cuthona cocoachroma]
Cuthonella concinna (Alder & Hancock, 1843)  [= Cuthona concinna]
Tenellia albocrusta (MacFarland, 1996)  [= Cuthona albocrusta]
Tenellia columbiana (O'Donoghue, 1922)  [= Catriona columbiana]
Tenellia flavovulta (MacFarland, 1996)  [= Cuthona flavolvulta]
Tenellia pustulata (Alder & Hancock, 1854)  [= Cuthona pustulata]
Tenellia viridis (Forbes, 1840)  [= Cuthona viridis]
 

Chitons

Ischnochitonidae
Lepidozona cooperi (Dall, 1919)  [= Ischnohiton cooperi]
Lepidozona interstincta (Gould, 1852)  [= Ischnochiton interstinctus]
Lepidozona radians (Carpenter, 1892)  [= Ischnochiton radians]
Lepidozona willetti Berry, 1917  [= Ischnochiton willetti]
Tripoplax trifida (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Ischnochiton trifidus, Lepidozona trifida]

Mopaliidae
Cryptochiton stelleri (Middendorff, 1847)  [= Amicula stelleri]
Dendrochiton flectens (Carpenter, 1864)  [= Leptochitona flectens, Leptochitona heathii (Pilsbry, 1893)]
Mopalia hindsii (Sowerby, 1847)  [= Mopalia wosnessenskii Middendorff, 1847]
Mopalia kennerleyi Carpenter, 1864  [= separated from Mopalia ciliata (Sowerby, 1840)]
Mopalia lignosa (Gould, 1846)  [= Mopalia elevata Pilsbryi, 1893)]
Mopalia vespertina (Gould, 1852)  [= Mopalia laevior Pilsbry, 1918]

Tonicellidae
Cyanoplax dentiens (Gould, 1846)  [= Lepidochitona dentiens, Ischnochiton dentiens]

Cephalopods

Loliginidae
Doryteuthis opalescens (Berry, 1911)  [= Loligo opalescens]

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