Taxonomy details for Life

Not covered by any taxon frameworks (State of matter Life is the root of the tree)

Defines a Taxon Framework for Life sourced to Catalogue of Life: 2019 Annual Checklist

Downstream coverage: rank phylum

Complete: true

Overlapping downstream Taxon Frameworks: 1
Attached Taxon Rank Downstream coverage rank Source
Animalia Kingdom Order World Register of Marine Species

Taxon Framework Relationships: 76

Taxon Curators:

Flagged covered taxa: 1
Flagged Taxon

Taxon Framework notes:

iNaturalist follows Catalog of Life from the root node through rank phylum. A caveat being that Kingdom Animalia uses a separate framework sourced to WoRMs that takes precedence.

Currently there are some additional Fungi Phyla not in Catalog of Life marked with 'not external' deviations. Its unclear how these map to Catalog of Life. Guidance needed on whether to bring the base of the Fungi tree in line with Catalog of Life, create more informatively mapped deviations, or to create a framework sourced elsewhere.