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
IUCN Red List
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Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals-to be deleted- Species
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Platanista Gangetica
Biome & Ecoregion Resource Species
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Platanista Gangetica
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Platanista Gangetica
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
Global Biotic Interactions Species
Monthly ARKive text import
AnAge database
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals Species
  • Platanista Gangetica
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass-to be deleted- Species
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass Species
  • Platanista Gangetica
NCBI Taxonomy
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Social systems of mammalian species-to be deleted- Species
Social systems of mammals Species
  • Platanista Gangetica outlinks
Wikimedia Commons


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