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Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2012 Annual Checklist

Bisby, F., Roskov, Y., Culham, A., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Paglinawan, L., Bailly, N., Appeltans, W., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., Baillargeon, G. and Ouvrard, D., eds. (2012) Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2012 Annual Checklist. Catalogue of Life Annual Checklist. Technical Report. Species 2000/ ITIS, Reading. ISSN 1473-009X

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Abstract/Summary

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 twelfth edition of the Annual Checklist, contains 1,404,038 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. The present Catalogue is compiled with sectors provided by 115 taxonomic databases from around the world. Many of these contain taxonomic data and opinions from extensive networks of specialists, so that the complete work contains contributions from more than 3,000 specialists from throughout the taxonomic profession. Species 2000 and ITIS teams peer review databases, select appropriate sectors and integrate the sectors into a single coherent catalogue with a single hierarchical classification. It is planned to introduce alternative taxonomic treatments and alternative classifications, but an important feature is that for those users who wish to use it, a single preferred catalogue, based on peer reviews, will continue to be provided.

Item Type:Report (Technical Report)
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Central Services > Academic and Governance Services > University Museums and Special Collections
ID Code:35019
Additional Information:Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col/; also available on DVD
Publisher:Species 2000/ ITIS

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