Database Details : World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database

Full name: World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Isopoda
Version: 2017-04-01
Release date: 2017-04-01
Authors/editors: Boyko C.B, Bruce N.L., Merrin K. L., Ota Y., Poore G.C.B., Taiti S., Schotte M. & Wilson G.D.F. (Eds) (2008 onwards).
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Malacostraca - Isopoda
English name of the group: Pillbugs, slaters and woodlice
Number of living species 10,170
Number of living infraspecific taxa 497
Number of extinct species: 26
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 4,218
Number of common names: 311
Total number of names: 15,222
Abstract: This list began as an initiative of the US National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, maintained by the late Brian Kensley and Marilyn Schotte. It grew into a valuable resource http://invertebrates.si.edu/isopod/ for providing nomenclature on the Isopoda: Schotte, M., B.F. Kensley, and S. Shilling (1995 onwards). World list of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Crustacea Isopoda. National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution: Washington D.C., USA. This list is now reconstructed at http://www.marinespecies.org, with more detailed information on synonymies and distributions, and a capability to host more information, such as images, original literature, and specimen data. This list will be transferred on a monthly basis back to the Smithsonian site. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/isopoda
Bibliographic citation: Boyko C.B, Bruce N.L., Merrin K. L., Ota Y., Poore G.C.B., Taiti S., Schotte M. & Wilson G.D.F. (Eds) (2008 onwards). (2017). WoRMS Isopoda: World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database (version 2017-04-01). 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, 30th April 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.