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
Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011)
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SI Wild Photostream
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
Monthly ARKive text import
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
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BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BioKIDS Critter Catalog
Bird Life History Species
Birdlife International links resource
Birds Animal Diversity Web
Birds of DC Brief Summary Database
Birds resource
CalPhotos
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Chiricahua National Monument - Plants
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Clements Checklist resource
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Species
DCbirds video
DiscoverLife map resource
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EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
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EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park - Animals
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Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
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Global Biotic Interactions Species
IABIN resource
INBio resource
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
JELA 704 Species
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JELA Adjusted List 1 for BioBlitz
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JELA Adjusted List_1 for BioBlitz
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JELA Adjusted List_1 for BioBlitz
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JELA All Categories Full Species List January 2013
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Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve Species List
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NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
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One-time import of archived NBII images Species
Paleobiology Database
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Species
Phthiraptera Species
PlanetScott.com images
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Rainforest Alliance's Eco-Index
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AnAge database
SPIRE resource
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Marie Studer
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Sailinsteve
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Seacoast Science Center All Taxa List
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Southeast Arizona Group Chiricahua NM
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Southeast Arizona Group Coronado NMem
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Southeast Arizona Group Fort Bowie NHS
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Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
IUCN Structured Data
Talamancan Montane Forests Species
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TaxonConcept.org outlinks
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The Coronado National Memorial - Plants
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Tree of Life web project
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Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species
iSpot links Species
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Birds of DC maps

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