The International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) is a long-term programme of co-operation among legume specialists world-wide to create a biodiversity database for the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family. The database provides a taxonomic checklist plus basic factual data on distribution, common names, life-forms, uses, literature references to descriptions, illustrations and maps. Now database includes contribution from "ILDIS for i4Life" dataset by M. Novoselova, 2013.
LepIndex is a digitised and updated version of the unique index card archive to the scientific names of the living and fossil butterflies and moths of the world at the Natural History Museum (London). This card index was produced by the museum’s lepidopterists over many decades and contains about 95 % of all currently valid Lepidoptera names (15,578 genus and 157,474 species names in total), together with synonyms, misspellings and misidentifications.
ITIS supplies both global and New World groups to the Catalogue of Life – with emphasis on GSDs. ITIS develops taxonomic coverage of all biota of interest to North America and contains over 855,500 scientific and common names and has either a global or New World treatment of many groups.
The World Checklist of Mosses (W3MOST) provides current information on bryophyte species from the TROPICOS MOST database compiled by the Index of Mosses project, at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This database extraction, unlike the Index of Mosses, includes taxonomic opinions of numerous authors. All the known species of mosses are included.
The Reptile Database is a taxonomic database that provides basic information about all living reptile species, such as turtles, snakes, lizards, and crocodiles, as well as tuataras and amphisbaenians, but does not include dinosaurs.
ETI is a non-governmental organization in operational relation with UNESCO, dedicated to improving on a global scale the quantity, quality and accessibility of taxonomic information. The ‘Euphausiids of the World Ocean’ database covers all 86 species of the order Euphausiacea (krill) in the oceans, and was produced at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It is part of ETI’s World Biodiversity Database. The full database is published on CD-ROM (ISBN 3-540-14673-3), and includes a fully illustrated multiple-entry key, a picture key, interactive distribution maps, and a special database treating larval development for most species.
The Tineidae - the clothes-moth family - comprises more than 2,000 currently recognized species (with almost 3000 applicable names) of small to medium-sized moths. They differ from all other Lepidoptera in their unorthodox larval biology: most tineid larvae feed on plant or animal detritus, lichen or fungi. In addition to the data available in the Catalogue of Life, this database also gives information on where, when and by whom each taxon was described, and where the original type specimen(s) came from.
Database started in 1986 with Cerambycids of the whole American Continent and extended to world wide species since 2002. It contains about 35.000 species and more than 215.000 bibliographic links including first publications, types locations, synonyms, flight period, host plants, behaviour, chorology, mimectics, parasites, phoretics and predators.
The Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (CCW) covers all genera, subgenera, species, subspecies, and synonyms of the World Tipuloidea (Insecta – Diptera – Nematocera – families Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae, Tipulidae), in total 17,307 taxa. It also includes up to date information on the distribution of the species and subspecies, specified by countries and, for the larger countries, states, provinces, islands.
CIPA includes information on 418 neotropical sandfly (Phlebotominae) species. These blood-sucking insects are important as vectors transmitting human and animal diseases, e.g. leishmaniasis, bartonellosis, arboviruses. In addition to the data contributed to the Catalogue of Life, CIPA also provides an interactive key and data on the ecology and epidemiology of the group. CIPA is an international project involving experts from 9 countries and was supported by the Program for Science & Technology Cooperation, Office of the Science Advisor, USA; Agency for International Development, and the Scientific & Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France.
TicksBase is a searchable taxonomic catalogue of all known ticks (Acari: Ixodida) of the world and is facilitated by the International Consortium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ICTTD). It currently comprises 889 valid species (702 Ixodid, 186 Argasid and 1 Nuttalliella tick (sub-)species), including their synonyms, (limited) distribution data and common names.
The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) aims to provide, through strategic partnerships, the underlying taxonomic knowledge necessary for the conservation and sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity. Through its many online databases and keys, ABRS delivers taxonomic and biological information on species known to occur in Australia. The Australian Faunal Directory (AFD) provides taxonomic and biological information on Australia’s animal species. About 50% of the species described in Australia are recorded in the AFD. The AFD contributes nearly 1,000 species of snails and slugs (Mollusca: Pulmonata) to the Catalogue of Life.
A successor to 14 published volumes by Bonnet, Roewer, Brignoli, Platnick, and the online version by Platnick, the World Spider Catalog aims to provide listings of all currently valid species, genera, and families of spiders, all their synonyms, and all significant taxonomic references to each species, from Linnaeus to date. The World Spider Catalog is continuously updated.
The Index Fungorum (maintained by the Index Fungorum Partnership) is the global nomenclatural database for fungi (Fungi, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi) and contains over 380,000 names at the rank of species and below. Some names in this database comprise the Species Fungorum component from CABI Bioservices and are identified as the correct name for a taxon or as a synonym. The names of about 34,000 species (plus 65,000 synonyms) of mainly economically important fungi in groups that are not yet covered globally in other GSDs are included. Species Fungorum aspires to be a global checklist of the fungi and provides links to sources of additional information (descriptions, illustrations, on…
The World Scarabaeidae Database is currently only accessible through this checklist. It is included on the Annual Checklist by kind permission of Paul Schoolmeesters (email@example.com). The Scarabids are a large family of beetles, believed to include about 35,000 species.
The ScaleNet site provides comprehensive information on the scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the world, including queriable information on their classification, nomenclatural history, geographical distribution, host plants, natural enemies, economic importance and literature. Currently information can be retrieved for 27 families, and data of about 21,000 references dating from 1758 to the present. Ultimately, information will be provided for all 28 families of scale insects, comprising more than 7,500 species.
The Rhytismatales, commonly referred to as ‘tar-spot’ fungi, are facultatively biotrophic, necrotrophic or saprobic on leaves and bark, sometimes also fruits, seeds and wood, frequently beginning as symptomless endobionts, later fruiting when the substratum has died. Those causing economic damage as needle diseases in conifers are the least poorly known. Their positive value as nutrient recyclers, and their possible protective role as endobionts is almost completely unevaluated. Most records are from the north temperate to subarctic zones, or from southern South America and Australasia; many collections are on conifers, the Ericaceae and Gramineae. Some species are widespread and plurivorou…
These global plant family checklists are facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Each family checklist aims to provide the correct scientific name and includes all known published and accepted species and infraspecific taxa with their synonyms. They include the global distribution both in a narrative form and as the Botanical country codes as defined by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group. Pertinent nomenclatural and other comments as well as life-forms are included. All data have been peer reviewed by nomenclatural, taxonomic and regional experts from accross the world. Poaceae data is derived from Grassbase - the online world grassflora, W.D. Clayton, K.T. Harman & H. William…
Phyllachorales are mostly biotrophic parasites of angiosperms with strong evidence of co-evolution (particularly with the legumes and grasses); some are necrotrophic and a few saprobic. They occur primarily on the leaves and stems, rarely on the roots and have a widespread, but especially tropical, distribution linked, in the case of the biotrophs, with their hosts.
The Parhost World Database of Fleas is a complete electronic taxonomic checklist of order Siphonaptera. This is part of the original analytical system PARHOST, which contains extensive data on flea morphology, parasite–host associations, and geographical distribution.
AnnonBase includes all published names of Annonaceae of any rank worldwide. The idea of this development is to serve as a concise taxonomic backbone for basic as well as applied scientific studies. The AnnonBase source database also includes references to type material and their location of deposit. This releases includes information on vernacular names, distributional data and links to relevant information sources. Database development and maintenance has been done at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Natural History Museum of Vienna, and the University of Vienna and was partly funded by the European Commission.
SysMyr was developed by Jörg Spelda, in collaboration with the Bavarian State Collection for Zoology as a taxonomic backbone for the GBIF-D node 'Evertebrata II' and later updated in cooperation with Petra Sierwald's Millibase project. SysMyr provides diverse information on over 30,000 names of Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda and Symphyla. The acceptance status is automatically evaluated and depends on the latest citation found in the included literature. Since the release of August 2012 all diplopod orders have been updated to > 90% completeness (only the Polydesmida perhaps less) with the synonymies critically checked. The present release (April 2013) adds newly descr…
ChiloBase is a taxonomic database of all known extant centipedes (Chilopoda) of the world including a modern taxonomic system. It provides information on all taxa within the group, including synonymy. In addition to the data available through the Catalogue of Life, the original database also includes original descriptions, type localities and type species. It was compiled by an international team of expert taxonomists with support from GBIF.
The Lecythidaceae is a family of tropical trees found in Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and the New World tropics. It reaches its greatest diversity in the Neotropics and is best known for the Brazil nut of commerce (Bertholletia excelsa) and the cannon-ball tree (Couroupita guianensis). The latter species, although native to the Neotropics, is planted as an ornamental and botanical curiosity in subtropical and tropical botanical gardens throughout the world. The database includes all names in the family with the status (accepted or unaccepted) and synonymy provided for each name. The names have been abstracted from the most recent monographs of the family. A more comprehensive databas…