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
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
AquaMaps Resource
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BibAlex LifeDesk
  • Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
Conabio
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Balaenoptera borealis
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Balaenoptera borealis
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Balaenoptera borealis
Environments
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Balaenoptera borealis
Global Biotic Interactions Species
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
IABIN resource
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
AnAge database
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
NatureServe resource Species
North American Mammals Resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
OBIS depth range resource
South African Vertebrates
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Species
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Balaenoptera borealis
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Balaenoptera borealis
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species

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