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Encyclopedia of Life

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life website provides worldwide coverage of maps with rasterized point locations of many known individual plant and animal species from around the world, including zoos.

Either search for a taxon or click on one of the taxa featured on the EOL home page. When you arrive at the taxon detail page, click on the map tab to see the map resources.

NOTE: The maps are based on occurrence records available through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( and may not represent the entire taxon distribution.

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