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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Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa Family
BOLDS images II Family
BioImages resource Family
BioImages resource Family
Botany resource Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Metrics Family
  • Desmidiaceae
Environments Family
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
  • Desmidiaceae
GBIF Elevation Data Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Global Biotic Interactions Family
BioLib.cz Import
AlgaeBase
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Family
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
NCBI Taxonomy
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Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Desmidiaceae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Desmidiaceae
OBIS depth range resource Family
Protists in Singapore Family
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Family
Wikimedia Commons Family
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Family
Wikipedia
Wikipedia Family
iNaturalist Images Family

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