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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BioLib.cz Import
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Class
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Class
BioImages resource Class
Global Biotic Interactions Class
Global Biotic Interactions Class
IUCN Red List Class
AskNature Class
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Class
Monthly ARKive text import Class
IUCN Structured Data Class
Tropicos resource Class
  • Sphagnopsida Schimp.
Wikimedia Commons Class
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
iNaturalist Images Class

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