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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species Import
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
Biome & Ecoregion Resource Species
  • Papio ursinus
Chen and Moles, 2015
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Papio ursinus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Papio ursinus
Global Biotic Interactions
  • Papio ursinus
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
Mammal life history
MammalDIET Species
Mammals Resource
Milk Chemical Data Species
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species images
  • Papio ursinus
Primate specimen measurements
SPIRE resource
  • Papio ursinus
Social systems of mammalian species-to be deleted- Species
IUCN Structured Data outlinks
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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