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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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS images II Order
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Order
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Order
  • Molpadiida
IRMNG
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Global Biotic Interactions Order
IABIN resource Order
BioLib.cz Import
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Order
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Order
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Molpadiida
OBIS depth range resource Order
Paleobiology Database
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Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Molpadiida
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Wikipedia Order

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