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
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals-to be deleted- Species
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
Biome & Ecoregion Resource Species
  • Speothos venaticus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Speothos venaticus
EOL Group on Flickr
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Speothos venaticus
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals Species
  • Speothos venaticus
AnAge database
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass-to be deleted- Species
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass Species
  • Speothos venaticus
Mammal life history
MammalDIET Species
Mammals Resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Paleobiology Database
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Rainforest Alliance's Eco-Index
  • Speothus venaticus
SI Wild Photostream
Smithsonian type specimen data
Social systems of mammalian species-to be deleted- Species
Social systems of mammals Species
  • Speothos venaticus
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data outlinks
Wikimedia Commons


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