Teleost Taxonomy Ontology

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Summary

This is an ontology of taxonomic terms (names of taxonomic groups) used in the systematics of fish, including non-teleost groups such as Chondrichtyes (sharks and rays), Sarcopterygia (lungfish and coelacanths), lampreys, and hagfish. It contains (as of August 2010) over 36,000 names and over 43,000 taxonomic synonyms. A majority of the taxonomic names and synonyms were made available from the Catalog of Fishes. Additional names and synonyms are added as a result of our curation activities.

The current release may be found here.

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Organization

                              Ictaluridae   -------------------->  TaxRank:Family
                                   ^               has_rank
                                   |
                              is_a |
                                   |
                               Ictalurus    -------------------->  TaxRank:Genus
                                   ^             has_rank
                                   |
                              is_a |
                                   |
Channel catfish <------    Ictalurus punctatus ---------------->  TaxRank:Species
                         |                       has_rank
                         |
Silurus argentinus<--+