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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Species
MarLIN resource
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Spisula solidissima
EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
Femorale resource Species
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
From so simple a beginning: 2011
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
AskNature
McClain Bivalve Sizes
Mineralogy
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Spisula solidissima Dillwyn, 1817
OBIS depth range resource
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
AquaMaps Resource
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia

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