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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Species
IUCN Red List
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Physeter macrocephalus
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BibAlex LifeDesk
  • Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
BioImages resource
Biopix
CalPhotos
  • Physeter catodon
Conabio
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Physeter macrocephalus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Physeter catodon
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Physeter macrocephalus
Dutch Marine and Coastal Species Encyclopedia
  • Physeter macrocephalus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOLspecies
  • Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
Environments
IRMNG
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Species
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Physeter catodon
Global Biotic Interactions Species
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
IABIN resource
INBio resource
AnAge database
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Mammal life history
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia
Mammals Resource
MarLIN resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
Natural History Museum Species of the day
NatureServe resource Species
North American Mammals Resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
OBIS depth range resource
Paleobiology Database
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Species
SPIRE resource
  • Physeter catodon
South African Vertebrates
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Species
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Physeter macrocephalus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Physeter macrocephalus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iSpot links Species
  • Physeter catodon

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