CockroachSF: Cockroach Species File in the Catalogue of Life
CitationThe Catalogue of Life Partnership (2017). CockroachSF: Cockroach Species File in the Catalogue of Life. Checklist Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/q2ijcu accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-08-23.
DescriptionThe 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.
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