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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Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Phylum
GBIF national node type records: Germany Phylum
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
  • Tardigrada
BOLDS images II Phylum
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Phylum
BioImages resource
BioImages resource Phylum
BioImages resource Phylum
Creaturecast
EOL Group on Flickr Phylum
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Phylum
  • Tardigrada
EOLspecies
  • Tardigrada
Environments Phylum
IRMNG
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Phylum
AskNature Phylum
  • Tardigrada
Global Biotic Interactions Phylum
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Division
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Phylum
NCBI Taxonomy
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Phylum
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Phylum
NatureServe resource Phylum
OBIS depth range resource Phylum
SPIRE resource
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Tardigrada
Appeltans et al, 2012
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Phylum
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Phylum

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