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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Family
IUCN Structured Data Family
Principles of Ecology (ENV SCI 302), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Family
Monthly ARKive text import Family
AnAge database Family
Anage Data Family
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Family
Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011)
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Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
BioImages resource Family
BioKIDS Critter Catalog
BioKIDS Critter Catalog Family
Biopix Family
Bird Life History Family
Birds resource Family
Clements Checklist resource
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Family
Conabio Family
Conabio 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 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
  • Ardeidae
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Family
  • Ardeidae
Environments Family
  • Ardeidae
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves Family
GBIF Elevation Data Family
GBIF national node classification resource: Germany Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
IABIN resource Family
INBio resource Family
IUCN Red List Family
IUCN Red List
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Family
BioLib.cz Import Family
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Family
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Family
MCZ resource Family
NCBI Taxonomy
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Family
NatureServe resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Ardeidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Ardeidae
OBIS depth range resource Family
PNG_Birds Family
Paleobiology Database
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Family
Phthiraptera Family
SPIRE resource
Sailinsteve
  • Ardeidae
South African Vertebrates
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Family
CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation Program Spring 2013 Family
India Biodiversity Portal Species Data Family
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Family
The Biodiversity of Tamborine Mountain Family
The Biodiversity of Tamborine Mountain Family
Tree of Life web project
  • Ardeidae
Undersea Production test 2 Family
Vimeo resource Family
Vimeo resource Family
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Family
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons Family
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Wikipedia Family
Wikipedia
Wikipedia Family
iNaturalist Images Family
iSpot southern Africa Family
xeno-canto Bird Sounds Family

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