Featured Collections

Featured Collections

Collections are customizable lists of EOL taxon pages that you can name, annotate and share. Check out some of our Featured Collections below. Learn how to use collections in learning and make your own here.

Phylum

Animal Phyla

Use this collection to learn more about each animal phylum or major subgroups of animals.
sounds

Animal Sounds

EOL has over 30,000 audio clips of animal sounds from birds,frogs, insects and mammals.
Images

Best Images on EOL

A collection of some of the most amazing images on EOL.
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Bet you didn't know...

Bet you didn't know that some plants can eat animals or that Arctic Terns travel distances of more than 80,000 km during their migration! Find more interesting species facts in this collection.
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Biodiversity Illustrations

Scientific illustrations are an important part of scientific communication, highlighting observations and details.
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Bioluminescent Invertebrates

Animals use bioluminescence to attract prey or mates and to defend themselves against predators.
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Camouflage

Explore this collection of species that use camouflage to blend into their environments.
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Coral Reef

A collection of species that form the base of a Caribbean coral reef food web.
Archaea

Darwin's Finches

When he formulated his theory of natural selection, Darwin used the finches' beaks as examples of how different environments could shape species.
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Domains and Kingdoms

Use this collection to learn more information about domains, kingdoms, classification and taxonomy.
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Ecolosion

Eclosion is the emergence of an insect larva from its egg or an imago (adult) from its pupal case or nymphal cuticle.
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Exuviae

Examples of exuvia, the discarded skin of an animal that has molted.
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Frugivores

Many mammals, as well as birds, insects and other animals, rely on fruit as a source of energy and nutrients.
Fungal Pathogens

Fungal Pathogens

Learn about phytopathogenic fungi, important in the study of plant pathology.
Herbivores

Herbivores

A collection of model organism that are used extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena.
Indicator Species

Indicator Species

An indicator species is an organism whose presence, absence or abundance reflects a specific environmental condition. Indicator species can signal a change in the biological condition of a particular ecosystem, and thus may be used as a proxy to diagnose the health of an ecosystem.
Invasive Species

Invasive Species

An invasive species is defined legally in the USA as "An alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health."
Model Organisms

Model Organisms

A model organism is a species that has been widely studied, usually because it is easy to maintain and breed in a laboratory setting and has particular experimental advantages.
Mollusks

Mollusks

The phylum Mollusca contains some of the most familiar invertebrates, including snails, slugs, clams, mussels, and octopuses.
Morphology

Morphology and Physical Features

A collection of examples of physical features of animals.
Natural History of Honey Bees

Natural History of Honey Bees

This collection highlights the different aspects of the natural history of honey bees.
Oviposition

Oviposition

A collection of examples species laying eggs as part of their reproductive cycle.
Paternal Care

Paternal Care

Paternal care, a father participating in the raising of offspring, is rare in mammals, but quite common in birds, fish, amphibians, and some species of insects.
Plants

Plants of Economic Importance

Examples of plant species that are of economic importance to humans.
Pollinators

Pollinators

A collection of species that pollinate plants..
Rainforest Birds

Rainforest Birds

A collection of birds that live in the rainforest.
Worms

Weird and Wonderful Plants

A collection of unique plant species.