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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NCBI Taxonomy
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DiscoverLife map resource
  • Taonius pavo
Global Biotic Interactions Species
IUCN Red List Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Taonius pavo (Lesueur, 1821)
OBIS depth range resource
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Taonius pavo
BOLDS images II Species
IUCN Structured Data
Wikimedia Commons
YouTube resource
  • Taonius pavo


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