The Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) for Plant Bugs provides a resource about the global plant bug subfamilies Orthotylinae and Phylinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) to systematists, insect ecologists, conservation biologists, the general public, and students via the Internet. The database was made possible with the generous support from the National Science Foundation in 2003-2011.
The Chrysididae Species File is a taxonomic database of the Chrysidid subfamilies Amiseginae and Loboscelidiinae. These understudied wasps are believed to be obligate egg-parasitoids of stick insects (see Phasmida Species File). The goal of this database is to provide a central point for information about these wasps, including their host relationships which are at present poorly understood. It is hoped that an up-to-date and centralised database will facilitate studies on these enigmatic insects, both by hymenopterists and phasmatologists.
Entiminae is the largest subfamily of weevils, small to medium sized phyllophagous weevils with deciduous mandibular process and mostly root-feeding larva. The checklist was generated from the 3i database which provides information on all species, including, distributional and host plant data, and literature references. 3i (Internet-accessible Interactive Identification) is a set of software tools for creating on-line identification keys, taxonomic databases, and virtual taxonomic revisions.
WorldFerns and WorldPlants are synonymic checklists of the vascular plants of the world (including ferns and lycophytes). The data set has been compiled over the last 20 years by starting from the basic data of the Kew Index and the Index Filicum. These names (roughly 1 million) have been cross-checked against local floras, checklists and treatments. In the current status about 90% of the species names have been verified, and distribution data are available for about 80% of the countries (incomplete only for parts of tropical Africa and Brazil).
This global marine species list is part of the World Register of Marine Species database, which aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
The intention of The Scorpion Files is to present an updated list of all extant scorpion species and the current situation in scorpion taxonomy. The Scorpion Files' family and species lists reflect the most recent published works, and not necessarily which system the editor believes is correct. The list does not contain synonymy yet. Data have been harvested by Eli Agbayani (Encyclopedia of Life) from the original website.
The World List of Cycads is a working list of known cycad species names with the primary goal of providing reliable information on the taxonomy of cycads for use by researchers, conservation planners, and others. It is developed in close collaboration with world's foremost cycad experts and published under the auspices of the IUCN's Cycad Specialist Group. The printed edition is published in the proceedings of the International Conference of Cycad Biology, which is held every three years.
Includes all currently accepted names in Acacia s.l. together with commonly used synonyms (mostly basionyms). Full synonymy is not included yet. Distribution information is provided, but apart from Australia, these data are of a general nature.
The Phasmida Species File is a taxonomic database of the world's Phasmida (stick and leaf insects, known as walking sticks and walking leaves in the U.S.). It contains full synonymic and taxonomic information for c. 3,050 valid species. There are c. 27,600 citations to c. 2500 references, also c. 6,200 specimen records and more than 11,500 images of over two thirds of valid species. The database is being continually updated by the author (Paul Brock), making it user friendly to taxonomists and rearers.
WorldPlants and WorldFerns are synonymic checklists of the vascular plants of the world (including ferns and lycophytes). The data set has been compiled over the last 20 years by starting from the basic data of the Kew Index and the Index Filicum. These names (roughly 1 million) have been cross-checked against local floras, checklists and treatments. In the current status about 90% of the species names have been verified, and distribution data are available for about 90% of the countries (incomplete only for some groups in Mexico, Thailand, India, Indonesia and some smaller countries). Magnus Lidén (Uppsala University, Sweden) has revised a checklist of subfamily Fumarioideae (Pa…
Psyl'list is an online database dedicated to Jumping Plant-Lice (Insecta, Hemiptera, Psylloidea). The aim of this ongoing project is primarily to make up the absence of world catalogues for Psylloidea, in organizing taxonomic data and providing easy access to the published taxonomic data already available, but scattered in literature. In the future, information about Psylloidea morphology, host-plants and biogeography, as well as linked molecular data, will be added.
Eumycetozoa.com is an on-line taxonomic checklist and nomenclatural information system of the Eumycetozoans of the world (Myxomycetes, Dictyostelids and Protostelids). It provides information on 1,111 species, 2,260 synonyms and 949 invalid or doubtful names employed in this group. The database can be searched by different ranks; it can show the history of the name, all synonyms of the species, taxonomic views in different publications, or the single view of the Eumycetozoa.com editors.
COOL is a systematic based database on the Cercopoidea (Froghoppers or Spittlebugs). Its purpose is to gather information on the taxonomy, nomenclature, bibliography, geographic distributin and host-plants for those insects. The objective is to organise the collected knowledge on the froghoppers and to allow an easy access to these information to any interested person. This database is on the process of being developed. At the moment it is based upon the Metcalf catalogue (1960-1962) for the families: Cercopidae, Clastopteridae and Aphrophoridae. Since the Epigydae were described posteriorly to this catalogue the information concerning this family were taken directly from the publication of…
The Cockroach Species File is a new name for BlattodeaSF. It is an up-to-date taxonomic catalogue of the world's cockroaches, excluding fossil species. Cockroaches belong to the order Blattodea (sometimes known as Blattaria) as too do the termites. In the past termites were thought to be a separate order, Isoptera, but recent work confirms that they are in fact blattodeans. The CockroachSF includes c. 6,700 scientific names (all ranks, valid and not valid) and c. 4,600 valid species are recognised. Images of museum specimens (especially types), plus pictures of living cockroaches are slowly being added.
The GloBIS/GART database provides the taxonomic backbone for a global information system on butterflies. In addition to the data presented in the Catalogue of Life, the original GloBIS/GART database provides information about the type material such as type locality, status and current location of the type specimens and images, as well as the original and current taxonomic placement. Currently data for the families Papilionidae or "Swallowtails" (553 recognized species, more than 2,100 subordinate taxa), Pieridae or "Whites" (1,108 recognized species, more than 700 subordinate taxa), and Lycaenidae or "Hairstreaks, Blues, and Coppers" (10,879 entered species nam…
A taxonomic database of accepted and the most commonly used synonyms in the phylum Rotifera with information on biogeography. The database was prepared under the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment project. This version supplied for the Catalogue of Life by FADA is based on a print version, published in the journal Zootaxa (see<ahref="http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2007/2007-08.html#Zootaxa%201564"target="_blank">http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2007/2007-08.html#Zootaxa%201564</a>or<ahref="http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2007f/zt01564p104.pdf"target="_blank">http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2007f/zt01564p104.pdf</a>. U…
The World Porifera database is a searchable catalogue of recent sponge species and higher taxon names. The catalogue is intended to promote stability and act as a tool for higher taxon revisions, regional monographs, and eventually as a catalogue of the world’s sponge specimen databases as these are slowly being accumulated through EurOBIS and GBIF. Data are contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).