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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Phylum
MarLIN resource Phylum
BOLDS images II Phylum
EOL Group on Flickr Phylum
EOL Group on Flickr Phylum
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Phylum
  • Phoronida
EOLspecies
  • Phoronida
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Phylum
Environments Phylum
IRMNG
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Phylum
Fairbairn, 2013 Phylum
  • Phoronida
Global Biotic Interactions Phylum
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Division
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Phylum
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
NCBI Taxonomy
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Subphylum
OBIS depth range resource Phylum
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Phylum
Paleobiology Database
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Phylum
SPIRE resource Phylum
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Phoronida
Appeltans et al, 2012
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Phylum
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Phylum
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Phylum
iNaturalist Images Phylum
iNaturalist Images Order

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