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
NCBI Taxonomy
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DiscoverLife map resource
  • Buthus occitanus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Buthus occitanus Import
  • Buthus occitanus (Amoreux 1789)
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
BOLDS images II Species
  • Buthus occitanus
iNaturalist Images Species


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