Other Online Databases

Global species databases

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.

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.

Regional species databases

A register of marine species in Europe to facilitate marine biodiversity research and management.

Authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

A complete checklist of the whole Italian fauna, over 57,400 species now online.

A systematic check-list of the Ibero-Balearic metazoans.

The Species Dictionary provides a standard reference for names of organisms found in the United Kingdom.

Taxonomic group databases

A Global Information System on fishes containing species info and taxonomy of fishes of the world.

A database-driven web site on all living Cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus), photographs, references.

Database containing species info and taxonomy of amphibians of the world.

Amphibian Species of the World 3.0 an Online Reference

Database containing species info and taxonomy of reptiles of the world.