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
AquaMaps Resource
Arctic Ocean Biodiversity 2011
  • Balaena mysticetus
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Balaena mysticetus
EOLspecies
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Environments
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Balaena mysticetus
Global Biotic Interactions
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
AnAge database
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Mammal life history
Mammals Resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Species
North American Mammals Resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Paleobiology Database
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Species
SPIRE resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Balaena mysticetus
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia

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