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
Paleobiology Database
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NCBI Taxonomy
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IABIN resource Order
IABIN resource Order
Conabio Order
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Stylasterina Hickson and England, 1905
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Order
Monthly ARKive text import Order
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Stylasterina


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