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.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
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  • Zoanthinaria
Morphbank Resource Order
BOLDS images II Order
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Order
EOL Group on Flickr Order
EOL Group on Flickr Order
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
  • Zoanthidea
IABIN resource Order Import
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Order
MarLIN resource Order
Moorea Biocode
  • Zoanthidea
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Order
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Zoanthidea Gray, 1840
OBIS depth range resource Order
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Order
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Invertebrates of the Salish Sea Order
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Zoanthidea
Smithsonian type specimen data Order
Type data from iDigBio Order
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Order


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