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MolluscaBase
Citatie
MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed at http://www.molluscabase.org on yyyy-mm-dd

Specifieke website
Beschikbaarheid: Creative Commons License Deze dataset valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Beschrijving
MolluscaBase is a taxonomically oriented database which aims to provide an authoritative, permanently updated account of all molluscan species. meer

Mollusca are the second largest animal phylum on Earth after arthropods. The number of valid Recent species is currently estimated around 45,000 to 50,000 marine, 25,000 terrestrial and 5,000 freshwater (Appeltans et al., 2012; Rosenberg, 2014). The number of fossil species is not known accurately, but is in the same order of magnitude and may range between 60,000 (a conservative guess, Taylor & Lewis, 2007) and more than 100,000 species.

Subject to availability, the following information is provided for taxa included in MolluscaBase:

  • Accepted (valid) name
  • Classification (presented with a parent/child hierarchy)
  • Synonyms
  • Reference of original description and other relevant literature sources
  • Type locality and distribution
  • Stratigraphic range
  • Traits (environment, feeding type, host/parasite relationship) and notes
  • Images

The recent, marine component coincides with the Mollusca entries in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), whereas the continental and fossil components are not displayed in the WoRMS interface.


Scope
Thema's:
Biologie, Biologie > Ecologie - biodiversiteit, Biologie > Invertebraten
Kernwoorden:
Marien, Zoet water, Brak water, Terrestrisch, Classificatie, Fossielen, Soorten, Taxonomie, World, Mollusca

Geografische spreiding

Spreiding in de tijd
Vanaf 1758 [Gestart]

Taxonomische spreiding
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Parameter
Taxonomie


Gerelateerde datasets
Gepubliceerd in:
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, meer

Dataset status: Gestart
Data type: Data
Data oorsprong: Literatuurstudie
Metadatarecord aangemaakt: 2016-05-12
Informatie laatst gewijzigd: 2017-08-28
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