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Catalogue of Life

Description

The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life is planned to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth.

Author(s)

Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds

Publisher(s)

The Catalogue of Life partnership, Monday, January 1, 2001

Abstract

The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life is planned to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth. Rapid progress has been made recently and this, the eleventh edition of the Annual Checklist, contains 1,370,276 species. Please note that this is probably just slightly over 2/3 of the world's known species. This means that for many groups it continues to be deficient, and users will notice that many species are still missing from the Catalogue.

Bibliographic citation

Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds (2011). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 24th October 2011. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col/. Species 2000: Reading, UK.

Contributor(s)

Guy Baillargeon (Canada), Frank Bisby (UK), Thierry Bourgoin (France), Jerry Cooper (New Zealand), Mark Costello (New Zealand), David Eades (USA), Dennis Gordon (New Zealand), Hugo Navarrete (Ecuador), Liqiang Ji (China), Heimo Rainer (Austria), Michael Ruggiero (USA), Nicolas Bailly (Philippines), Edward Vanden Berghe (USA), Richard White (UK).

Rights

© 2011, Species 2000. The online database is copyrighted by Species 2000 on behalf of the Catalogue of Life partners. Use of the content (such as the classification, synonymic species checklist, and scientific names) for publications and databases by individuals and organisations for not-for-profit usage is encouraged, on condition that full and precise credit is given at three levels on all occasions that records are shown. The three part credit the complete work, the contributing database of the record, and the expert who provides taxonomic scrutiny of the individual record.

Rights holder

The Catalogue of Life partnership