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  • Main Text
  • Group Name
  • Authors
  • References
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Searching Different Parts of ToL Pages

By default, a text search will cover the Main Text of a ToL page, i.e., it will search for matches in the different text sections like Introduction, Characteristics, Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships, etc. If you would like to expand your search to other page elements, like the Taxon Name, the Authors listing, and the References, you can do so by checking the boxes provided above. You can also limit your search to any of these page elements by unchecking the boxes for all the other elements.

Restrict Search to Group

The restrict search to group option lets you concentrate your search on a the pages for a particular group and its subgroups. For example, if you are looking for information about carabid beetles in Australia, you would do a search for Australia and restrict it to the group Carabidae.


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