EOL:Website-hierarchies entries description/en
The Encyclopedia of Life does not have a singular taxonomic hierarchy upon which it creates its pages. Rather EOL indexes many hierarchies and compares them against each other. As a result any EOL page may relate to several nodes from various hierarchies. This API gives access to a single hierarchy and its internal relationships. Refer to the documentation on the pages API for information on accessing other hierarchies which correspond to a particular EOL page. The 'taxonConceptID' field contains the EOL page identifier which can be used in the pages API.