↑The current IUPAC recommendation is that the name lanthanoid be uised rather than lanthanide, as the suffix "-ide" is preferred for negative ions whauras the suffix "-oid" indicates similarity tae ane o the members o the containin faimily o elements. However, lanthanide is still favored in maist (~90%) scientific airticles an is currently adoptit on Wikipedia. In the aulder leeteratur, the name "lanthanon" wis eften uised.
↑Gray, Theodore (2009). The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. p. 240. ISBN978-1-57912-814-2.