A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms

  title={A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms},
  author={Michael A. Ruggiero and D. Gordon and Thomas M. Orrell and N. Bailly and T. Bourgoin and R. Brusca and T. Cavalier-Smith and M. Guiry and P. Kirk},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • Michael A. Ruggiero, D. Gordon, +6 authors P. Kirk
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • We present a consensus classification of life to embrace the more than 1.6 million species already provided by more than 3,000 taxonomists’ expert opinions in a unified and coherent, hierarchically ranked system known as the Catalogue of Life (CoL). The intent of this collaborative effort is to provide a hierarchical classification serving not only the needs of the CoL’s database providers but also the diverse public-domain user community, most of whom are familiar with the Linnaean conceptual… CONTINUE READING
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