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
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Genus Import
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
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Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
INBio resource Genus
BOLDS images II Genus Import Genus
MCZ resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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Nomenclator Zoologicus
  • Hirsutis Haensch 1909
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Tree of Life web project
  • Tithorea Doubleday 1847
Wikipedia Genus


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