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
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758
Anage Data
  • Phoca vitulina
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
  • Phoca vitulina
AquaMaps Resource
AskNature
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Phoca vitulina
BOLDS images II Species
  • Phoca vitulina
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Phoca vitulina
Biopix
  • Phoca vitulina
CalPhotos
  • Phoca vitulina
Conabio
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Phoca vitulina
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Phoca vitulina
Dutch Marine and Coastal Species Encyclopedia
  • Phoca vitulina
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Phoca vitulina
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
  • Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
  • Phoca vitulina
GBIF Elevation Data Species
  • Phoca vitulina
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Phoca vitulina
Global Biotic Interactions Species
  • Phoca vitulina
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
AnAge database
Mammal life history
  • Phoca vitulina
MarLIN resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
Natural History Museum Species of the day
NatureServe resource Species
  • Phoca vitulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
North American Mammals Resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Phoca vitulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
OBIS depth range resource
One-time import of archived NBII images Species
  • Phoca vitulina
Paleobiology Database
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Species
Phthiraptera Species
  • Phoca vitulina
PlanetScott.com images
  • Phoca vitulina
Marie Studer
  • Phoca vitulina
Seacoast Science Center All Taxa List
  • Phoca vitulina
Smithsonian type specimen data
  • Phoca vitulina
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
  • Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Phoca vitulina
Tree of Life web project
  • Phoca vitulina
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
White and Seymour, 2014
  • Phoca vitulina
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
  • Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758
iNaturalist Images Species
  • Phoca vitulina
iSpot links Species
  • Phoca vitulina

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