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Species 2000
Data from Species 2000 Database searched on dd/mm/yyyy.

Dedicated website
Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. more

The goal of Species 2000 is to provide a uniform and validated quality index of names of all known species for use as a practical tool. The index will be used to provide:
  1. an electronic baseline species list for use in inventorying projects worldwide;
  2. the index for an Internet gateway to species databases worldwide;
  3. a reference system for comparison between inventories;
  4. a comprehensive worldwide catalogue for checking the status, classification and naming of species

Taxonomy, World Waters, Animalia, Fungi, Monera, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Monera [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]


Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), moredata creator
Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Expert Center For Taxonomic Identification - BioInformatics (ETI), moredata manager
University of Reading; School of Plant Sciences; Centre for Plant Diversity & Systematics, moredata manager

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2004-05-10
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