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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Class
NCBI Taxonomy
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EOL Group on Flickr Phylum
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Phylum
Environments Phylum
Environments Phylum
Environments
  • Haptophyta
IRMNG
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Phylum
Global Biotic Interactions
  • Algae
BioLib.cz Import
AlgaeBase
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Marine Life in Koh Phangan resource
  • Algae
MycoBank Classification
BioPedia
  • Haptophytes
Natural History Museum Species of the day Phylum
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Haptophyta incertae sedis
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Haptophyceae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Chromophyta
OBIS depth range resource Phylum
Open Tree of Life Public Tree Taxa List
  • Haptophyceae Emiliania huxleyi
Paleobiology Database
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Phylum
SPIRE resource
  • Algae
Sal et al, 2013 Class
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Haptophyta
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Class
Wikipedia Phylum

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