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.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
IUCN Red List
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IUCN Red List
Biopix
Birdlife International links resource
CalPhotos
  • Merops pusillus
Clements Checklist resource
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Species
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Merops pusillus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Merops pusillus
Global Biotic Interactions Species
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Merops pusillus
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Merops pusillus
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Merops pusillus Müller, 1776
PlanetScott.com images
  • Merops pusillus
South African Vertebrates
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Species
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species

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