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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
BioLib.cz Import
Anage Data
  • Balaena mysticetus
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
  • Balaena mysticetus
AquaMaps Resource
Arctic Ocean Biodiversity 2011
  • Balaena mysticetus
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Balaena mysticetus
BOLDS images II Species
  • Balaena mysticetus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Balaena mysticetus
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Balaena mysticetus
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Balaena mysticetus
EOLspecies
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Environments
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
  • Balaena mysticetus
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Balaena mysticetus
Global Biotic Interactions Species
  • Balaena mysticetus
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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AnAge database
Monthly ARKive text import
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Balaena mysticetus islandica Kerr, 1792
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Balaena mysticetus major Kerr, 1792
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Balaena mysticetus antarcticus Schlegel, 1841
One Species at a Time Podcasts
Mammal life history
  • Balaena mysticetus
Mammals Resource
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
  • Balaena mysticetus
NatureServe resource Species
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
North American Mammals Resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Paleobiology Database
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Species
SPIRE resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
IUCN Structured Data
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Balaena mysticetus
US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program resource
  • Balaena mysticetus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
  • Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

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