Database Details : Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the World

Full name: Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the World
Short name: Nepticuloidea
Version: Oct 2016
Release date: 2016-10-31
Authors/editors: Nieukerken E.J. van (ed)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nepticuloidea
English name of the group: Pigmy moths & white eyecap moths
Number of living species 1,055
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 18
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,351
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,424
Abstract: This database covers all global extant and fossil species of Nepticuloidea. It is based on the scratchpad Nepticuloidea.info, and the fixed publication Nieukerken EJ van, Doorenweerd C, Hoare RJB, Davis DR (2016). Revised classification and catalogue of global Nepticulidae and Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). ZooKeys 628: 65-246. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.628.9799, all published on October 31st, 2016. The database covers all current valid names, and all known synonyms, various combinations and synonymic infra-subspecific names. The publication also provides biogeographic regions, the full classification, including species groups, many notes and a taxonomic history and "state of the art". The scratchpad also contains details on types, country distribution, and a growing number of multimedia and descriptions. Excluded names and dubious names, not present in CoL can also be found in both other sources.
Organization: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Website: http://nepticuloidea.info
Bibliographic citation: Nieukerken E.J. van (ed) (2017). Nepticuloidea: Nepticulidae and Opostegidae of the World (version Oct 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 25th August 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.