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
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Order
FALO Classification
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Index Fungorum
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MycoBank Classification
  • Ichthyosporea Caval.-Sm.
NCBI Taxonomy
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Environments Class
Paleobiology Database
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Unranked clade
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Ichthyosporea
Smithsonian type specimen data Order
  • Mesomycetozoa
Wikimedia Commons Class
Wikipedia Class


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