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
Paleobiology Database
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Phylum Import
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
NMNH Botany Elevation Data Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
  • Pogonophora
  • Pogonophora
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Genus Import Genus Import
AquaMaps Resource Class
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Botany Plant Habit Data Genus
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Phylum
OBIS depth range resource Phylum
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Class
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Pogonophora
Tropicos resource Genus
  • Pogonophora Miers ex Benth.
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikipedia Genus


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