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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
CalPhotos
  • Pteraster tesselatus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Pteraster tesselatus
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Species
Environments
IRMNG
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Species
BOLD images
  • Pteraster tesselatus
Mineralogy Species
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Pteraster tesselatus Ives, 1888
OBIS depth range resource
One-time import of archived NBII images Species
Invertebrates of the Salish Sea
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikipedia

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