Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

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Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Genus
Insect Visitors of Illinois Wildflowers Genus
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Genus
AskNature Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
BioKIDS Critter Catalog Genus
CalPhotos
  • Apis
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
Environments
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
BioLib.cz Import Genus
BioLib.cz Import
AnAge database Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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One Species at a Time Podcasts Genus
Morphbank Resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Entomology resource Genus
NMNH Entomology resource Genus
NatureServe resource Genus
Nomenclator Zoologicus
  • Apiarus Rafinesque 1815
One-time import of archived NBII images Genus
Paleobiology Database
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Plazi Treatments Genus
Monthly ARKive text import Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia
Wildlife Sound Database Genus
  • Apis
iNaturalist Images Genus
iSpot southern Africa Genus

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