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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Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
BioLib.cz Import
Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich
  • Elephas maximus
AnAge database
Anage Data
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
AskNature
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
Biopix
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Elephas maximus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Elephas maximus
Environments
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Elephas maximus
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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Monthly ARKive text import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
MCZ resource
Mammal life history
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
Natural History Museum Species of the day
Paleobiology Database
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Species
PlanetScott.com images
  • Elephas maximus
SI Wild Photostream
India Biodiversity Portal Species Data Species
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Elephas maximus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Elephas maximus
White and Seymour, 2014
  • Elephas maximus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species

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