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
MCZ resource
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
AquaMaps Resource
AskNature
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BibAlex LifeDesk
  • Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Biopix
Conabio
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Balaenoptera physalus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Balaenoptera physalus
Dutch Marine and Coastal Species Encyclopedia
  • Balaenoptera physalus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Balaenoptera physalus
Environments
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Balaenoptera physalus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
IABIN resource
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
AnAge database
Mammal life history
Mammalia
Mammals Resource
MarLIN resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Subspecies
NatureServe resource Subspecies
NatureServe resource Species
North American Mammals Resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
OBIS depth range resource
Paleobiology Database
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Species
PlanetScott.com images
  • Balaenoptera physalus
Rainforest Alliance's Eco-Index
  • Balaenoptera physalus
South African Vertebrates
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Species
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Balaenoptera physalus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Balaenoptera physalus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species
iSpot links Species
  • Balaenoptera physalus

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