Database Details : Cockroach Species File

Full name: Cockroach Species File UPDATED!
Short name: CockroachSF
Version: 5.0, Jun 2017
Release date: 2017-06-06
Authors/editors: Beccaloni G.W.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Blattodea
English name of the group: Cockroaches
Number of living species 4,648
Number of living infraspecific taxa 117
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 3,263
Number of common names: 142
Total number of names: 8,170
Abstract: The Cockroach Species File is a new name for BlattodeaSF. It is an up-to-date taxonomic catalogue of the world's cockroaches, excluding fossil species. Cockroaches belong to the order Blattodea (sometimes known as Blattaria) as too do the termites. In the past termites were thought to be a separate order, Isoptera, but recent work confirms that they are in fact blattodeans. The CockroachSF includes c. 6,700 scientific names (all ranks, valid and not valid) and c. 4,600 valid species are recognised. Images of museum specimens (especially types), plus pictures of living cockroaches are slowly being added.
Organization: Wallace Correspondence Project
Website: http://Cockroach.speciesfile.org
Bibliographic citation: Beccaloni G.W. (2017). CockroachSF: Cockroach Species File (version 5.0, Jun 2017). 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.