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Species Examples

Quantitative examples of common and scientific names of living things, which could be marked up with a "species" (or similar) microformat.

Note: the original name of the proposed microformat, "species", is likely to change, probably to "biota" or "taxon". The former has been retained here, to avoid having to make many repetitive and perhaps redundant edits

If you find a link which is no longer working, please replace it with a suitable alternative, rather than simply deleting it. Thank you.

For earlier evidence of quantitative use of species' and other taxonomic names, see [1] and [2]. Furthermore:

  • ARKive - 2000 species ("It is ARKive's current aim to compile audio-visual records, where such media exists, for the 15,000-plus species currently threatened with extinction, according to the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.")
  • Zip Code Zoo 875,712 plants and 932,168 animals ... 79,438 1,537 sound recordings, 23,704,023 field observations (from 28,236 data sets and 1,326 data providers which show latitude and longitude, from which they have generated 218,283 State Maps, 715,397 Country Maps, 156,248 Google maps showing up to 200 sightings each, and 18,177 Google Earth maps showing all sightings). Uses full taxonomies e.g. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  • Animal Diversity Web - "Thousands of species accounts [plus] descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups"
  • uBio
    • NameBank is a repository of millions of recorded biological names and facts that link those names together.
    • ClassificationBank stores multiple classifications and taxonomic concepts that are the result of expert opinions. It extends the functionality of NameBank.
    • Over 500,000 common names are catalogued.
  • Discover Life - "contains 306,553 species. The Polistes Foundation and its scientific partners plan to add high-quality identification guides, maps, images, and text for a million species by 2012. [...] Each month Discover Life serves approximately 3 million pages and images to 70,000 IP addresses"
  • rECOrd (the Local Biological Records Centre serving the Cheshire region of England) - 1.6 million species records available online for the public to search and map
  • Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding multiple sites, covering over 11,000 species (134,990 records; target 55,000+ species.
    • Barcode of Life Data Systems "BOLD-ECS provides web developers and bioinformaticians the ability to build tools and workflows that can be integrated with the BOLD framework. We welcome the addition of new analytical modules."
  • Fiji Arthropod Survey - (insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others) > 7,000 Families, Genera and Species

Planned sites

  • Herbaria United (part of The website of the Botanical Collection Managers Group (BCMG), a specialist group of the Linnean Society of London) - "The UK has the world's largest and oldest collections of herbarium specimens held in trust by museums and universities. A new project is just getting underway to put all this online."
    • Update (2007-02-28) - work has started, and the first pages are available to view.


See also