Database Details : Species Fungorum

Full name: Species Fungorum
Short name: Species Fungorum
Version: Jan 2016
Release date: 2016-01-22
Authors/editors: Kirk P.M.
Taxonomic coverage: Protozoa - Cercozoa, Choanozoa (pro parte), Myzozoa, Percolozoa
Chromista - Bigyra, Oomycota
Fungi - Ascomycota (pro parte), Basidiomycota, Chytridiomycota, Glomeromycota (pro parte), Zygomycota (pro parte)
English name of the group: Fungi; protozoan fungi; chromistan fungi
Number of living species 111,519
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 120,398
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 231,917
Abstract: The Index Fungorum (maintained by the Index Fungorum Partnership) is the global nomenclatural database for fungi (Fungi, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi) and contains over 380,000 names at the rank of species and below. Some names in this database comprise the Species Fungorum component from CABI Bioservices and are identified as the correct name for a taxon or as a synonym. The names of about 34,000 species (plus 65,000 synonyms) of mainly economically important fungi in groups that are not yet covered globally in other GSDs are included. Species Fungorum aspires to be a global checklist of the fungi and provides links to sources of additional information (descriptions, illustrations, on-line identification systems) where these are available.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org
Bibliographic citation: Kirk P.M. (2017). Species Fungorum (version Jan 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, 26th July 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.