In the Catalogue of Life, 29th October 2014

35 databases have been updated:

• WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families; WCSP Ebenaceae checklist replaced EbenaBase in October edition

• World Plants (third update in a year cycle)

• ITIS Global (class Mammalia; family Parulidae & genus Oceanodroma (Aves); order Araneae (Arachnida; some common names were added))

• ITIS Regional (family Elmidae (Coleoptera, N.America) and species Leucochloridiomorpha constantiae (Trematoda))

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

• Flowering plant checklists have been disambiguated

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 19th September 2014

33 databases have been updated:

• Scarabs database (second update in a year cycle)

• World Plants (second update in a year cycle)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

• Author strings with type trinomials in plant taxa have been corrected according general practice in botanical nomenclature

• Further fixes were completed for World Ferns and Conifer Database

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 22nd August 2014

33 databases have been updated:

• Conifer Database

• World Ferns. Main editorial transformations and data assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates with additional manual data cleanings

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

• Plant family Solanaceae: duplicated names from regional data sets were removed

• CoL database passed additional technical cleanings

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 29th July 2014

One new WoRMS checklist replaced old URMO sector:

• WoRMS Octocorallia

 

33 databases have been updated:

• GCC

• FishBase

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 28th June 2014

2 new WoRMS checklists replaced old URMO sectors:

• WoRMS Orthonectida

• WoRMS Rhombozoa (phylum Dicyemida)

 

37 databases have been updated:

• FLOW

• COOL

• Psyl'list

• Strepsiptera Database

• The White-Flies

• World Plants

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

• Accepted names and synonyms passed additional cleanings in the database.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 30th May 2014

42 databases have been updated:

• ICTV/MSL

• Dothideomycetes

• Glomeromycota

• Microsporidia

• Phyllachorales

• Rhytismatales

• Saccharomycetes

• Species Fungorum

• Trichomycetes

• Xylariaceae

• Zygomycetes

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

ILDIS for i4Life checklist was integrated in main ILDIS database.

 

Recognized problems:

• Duplicates and classification clashes are possible between LIAS and updated fungi databases in this edition.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 28th April 2014

32 databases have been updated:

• Plecoptera SF

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the 2014 Annual Checklist
(1st April 2014)

There is a new taxonomic database:

• CarabCat: Global database of ground beetles*

• FADA Cladocera

• FADA Halacaridae

• GloBIS family Lycaenidae*

• HymIS families Crabronidae and Pompilidae*

• ILDIS for i4Life*

• ITIS Global family Cactaceae

• Lace Bugs Database*

• Microsporidia

• SCaDs: Selected Caryophyllales Databases*

• Scarabs family Lucanidae*

• Tessaratomid Database*

• The White-Files*

• World Ferns

• World Plants

* delivery of i4Life pilot project

 

56 databases have been updated in a year cycle, 33 of them updated every month via automated CoL Workbench (WoRMS, World Ferns & World Plants) and 4 updated more than once via manual assembly process:

• AnnonBase

• BdelloideaBase

• CCW: Catalogue of Craneflies of the World

• ChenoBase

• Conifer Database

• Dothideomycetes

• EbenaBase

• FishBase

• GCC: Global Compositae Checklist

• Glomeromycota

• ITIS Global

• LDL Neuropterida

• Nomen.eumycetozoa.com

• Phyllachorales

• Rhytismatales

• Saccharomycetes

• Scarabs

• Species Fungorum

• SysMyr

• The Reptile Database

• Trichomycetes

• World Ferns

• World Plants

• Xylariaceae

• Zygomycetes

• 31 WoRMS checklists

 

Other improvements:

• New version of the Annual Checklist interface now shows subgenera as a part of species names in some zoological databases.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014

34 databases have been updated:

• World Ferns (fourth update in a year cycle). All editorial transformations and data assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates

• World Plants (fifth update in a year cycle). Editorial transformations and data assembly have been partly completed via CoL Workbench templates and partly by manual process

• ITIS Global (orders Passeriformes, Perissodactyla, Zoraptera and families Dasyuridae & Sciuridae)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 26th February 2014

35 databases have been updated:

• World Plants added 103 new global checklists for flowering plants (fourth update in a year cycle). Editorial transformations and data assembly have been partly completed via CoL Workbench templates and partly by manual process

• AnnonBase (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• ChenoBase (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• EbenaBase (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Apology:

• There are few cases of genera misplacements in families of Magnoliopsida detected at very last minute. The issues will be fixed in the next release.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 20th January 2014

There is a new taxonomic database:

• Microsporidia: Unicellular spore-forming protozoan parasites

 

33 databases have been updated:

• Nomen.eumycetozoa.com

• World Ferns (third update in a year cycle). All editorial transformations and data assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 10th December 2013

New global checklists have been added in two databases:

• HymIS families Crabronidae and Pompilidae (deliveries of i4Life pilot projects)

• GloBIS family Lycaenidae (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

 

31 databases have been updated:

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other improvements:

• SCaDs references have been added

• Few fixes in LDL Neuropterida

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 19th November 2013

There are two new taxonomic databases:

• CarabCat: Global database of ground beetles by Wolfgang Lorenz (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• SCaDs: Selected Caryophyllales Databases by Magda Sitko, Alastair Culham & al. (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

 

34 databases have been updated:

• World Ferns (second update in a year cycle). All editorial transformations and data assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates

• World Plants added 73 new global checklists for flowering plants (third update in a year cycle). World Plants Rosaceae checklist replaced IOPI Rosaceae. (All editorial transformations and data assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates)

• LDL Neuropterida

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 17th October 2013

There is one new taxonomic database:

• ILDIS for i4Life: additional taxa. (This dataset was created as a delivery of i4Life pilot project. It contains new species, which are complementing ILDIS checklist. In next few years, this dataset will be assimilated in ILDIS database).

 

One database has been updated:

• World Plants added 26 new global checklists for flowering plants (second update in a year cycle). All editorial transformations and assembly have been completed via CoL Workbench templates.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 24th September 2013

There are 4 new taxonomic databases:

• World Plants by Michael Hassler

• Lace Bugs Database by Eric Guilbert (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• Tessaratomid Database by Philippe Magnien (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• The White-Files by Jon Martin & David Ouvrard (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

 

34 databases have been updated:

• Conifer Database

• Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• GCC: Global Compositae Checklist (second update in a year cycle)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 15th August 2013

There is a new taxonomic database:

• World Ferns by Michael Hassler. (Data were assembled by V. Didziulis via automated CoL Workbench templates)

 

41 databases have been updated:

• BdelloideaBase

• Dothideomycetes *

• Glomeromycota *

• Phyllachorales *

• Rhytismatales *

• Saccharomycetes *

• Species Fungorum *

• Trichomycetes *

• Xylariaceae *

• Zygomycetes *

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

Nine fungi databases (*) have been updated as a result of i4Life pilot project delivery.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 22nd July 2013

4 databases have been updated:

• CCW: Catalogue of Craneflies of the World (delivery of i4Life pilot project)

• GCC: Global Compositae Checklist

• FishBase

• ITIS Global: families Castoridae, Geomyidae & Heteromyidae

 

Other improvements:

• UCD species URLs have been updated

• Global Gracillariidae: metadata have been updated. Database short name changed from World Gracillariidae to Global Gracillariidae

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 25th June 2013

There is a new global taxonomic checklist from ITIS:

• Family Cactaceae (Plantae – Tracheophyta – Magnoliopsida – Caryophyllales – Cactaceae)

 

31 databases have been updated:

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other changes:

• Genus Manota was moved to family Mycetophilidae on request of Systema Dipterorum editor

• All provisionally accepted species were taken off from family Rosaceae (IOPI-GPC)

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 23rd May 2013

There are two new taxonomic databases:

• FADA Cladocera

• FADA Halacaridae

 

32 databases have been updated:

• The Reptile Database (former TIGR Reptile Database)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 18th April 2013

34 databases have been updated:

• SysMyr

• Scarabs

• BdelloideaBase

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 



 

In the 2013 Annual Checklist

19 new databases plus new global sectors from ITIS have been added in a year cycle:

• Catalogue of Life China

• CoreoideaSF: Coreoidea Species File

• FADA Bivalvia: World checklist of freshwater Bivalvia species

• FADA Ephemeroptera: World checklist of freshwater Ephemeroptera species

• FADA Nematomorpha: World checklist of freshwater Nematomorpha species

• FADA Turbellaria: World checklist of freshwater Turbellaria species

• HymIS Rhopalosomatidae: Hymenoptera Information System, Rhopalosomatidae of the world

• ITIS Global (Plantae: families Barbeyaceae, Bataceae, Cephalotaceae, Crossosomataceae, Eucommiaceae, Gerrardinaceae, Koeberliniaceae, Lophopyxidaceae, Montiniaceae, Penthoraceae, Petenaeaceae, Pycnanthaceae, Rhoipteleaceae; Animalia: insect subfamily Cassidinae)

• MolluscaFW: World Checklist of Freshwater Mollusca

• PsocodeaSF: Psocodea Species File

• WoRMS Cestoda: World List of Cestoda*

• WoRMS Chaetognatha: World list of Chaetognatha*

• WoRMS Gastrotricha: World Gastrotricha Database*

• WoRMS Gnathostomulida: World list of Gnathostomulida*

• WoRMS Mollusca: World Marine Mollusca database

• WoRMS Monogenea: World list of Monogenea

• WoRMS Myxozoa: World list of Myxozoa

• WoRMS Placozoa: World Placozoa Database*

• WoRMS Priapulida: World list of Priapulida*

• WoRMS Trematoda: World list of Trematoda*

(*WoRMS replaced URMO sector)

 

55 databases have been updated in a year cycle; 31 of them updated nine times via automated CoL Workbench (WoRMS) and 9 updated twice via manual assembly process:

• AphidSF

• BdelloideaBase

• BlattodeaSF

• EmbiopteraSF (two updates)

• FADA Rotifera

• FishBase (two updates)

• GCC

• GloBIS (GART)

• ICTV/MSL

• ILDIS (two updates)

• ITIS Regional (Tracheophyta)

• LepIndex

• LIAS (two updates)

• MantodeaSF

• MELnet

• OrthopteraSF (two updates)

• PhasmidaSF

• PlecopteraSF (two updates)

• RJB Geranium

• Scarabs (two updates)

• SpidCat via ITIS

• Strepsiptera Database

• SysMyr (three updates)

• WoRMS Asteroidea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Bochusacea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Brachiopoda (9 updates)

• WoRMS Brachypoda (9 updates)

• WoRMS Brachyura (9 updates)

• WoRMS Bryozoa (9 updates)

• WoRMS Chaetognatha (9 updates)

• WoRMS Cumacea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Echinoidea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Gastrotricha (9 updates)

• WoRMS Gnathostomulida (9 updates)

• WoRMS Holothuroidea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Hydrozoa (9 updates)

• WoRMS Isopoda (9 updates)

• WoRMS Leptostraca (9 updates)

• WoRMS Mystacocarida (9 updates)

• WoRMS Nemertea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Oligochaeta (9 updates)

• WoRMS Ophiuroidea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Phoronida (9 updates)

• WoRMS Placozoa (9 updates)

• WoRMS Polychaeta (9 updates)

• WoRMS Polycystina (9 updates)

• WoRMS Porifera (9 updates)

• WoRMS Priapulida (9 updates)

• WoRMS Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia (9 updates)

• WoRMS Remipedia (9 updates)

• WoRMS Scaphopoda (9 updates)

• WoRMS Tanaidacea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Tantulocarida (9 updates)

• WoRMS Thermosbaenacea (9 updates)

• WoRMS Xenoturbellida (9 updates)

 

Other changes:

• Plantae classification have been updated following ITIS of September 2012.

• Assembly of CoL proto-GSDs in the phyla Mollusca, Platyhelminthes, Myxosoa, in the class Clitellata (Annelida) and in some flowering plant families has been initiated.

• A new improved version of Lepidoptera checklist from LepIndex caused reduction of species records for 100K.

• AlgaeBase data (31K species) have been removed from the Catalogue of Life at the request of the copyright owner. AlgaeBase data may now be licensed directly from Michael Guiry (michael.guiry@algaebase.org).

• WoRMS Brachyura database replaced FWCrabs regional checklist

• Four new languages have been added in the interface: Russian, Lithuanian, Polish and German.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 11th March 2013

There are 8 new taxonomic databases:

• CoreoideaSF

• PsocodeaSF

• FADA Bivalvia

• FADA Turbellaria

• MolluscaFW

• WoRMS Myxozoa

• WoRMS Mollusca

• WoRMS Monogenea

 

New WoRMS checklists replaced URMO sectors:

• Three new checklists of phylum Chaetognatha, classes Cestoda and Trematoda from WoRMS did replace corresponding URMO datasets. WoRMS Chaetognatha has been processed via CoL Workbench templates.

 

40 databases have been updated:

• AphidSF

• BlattodeaSF

• EmbiopteraSF (second update)

• MantodeaSF

• OrthopteraSF (second update)

• PhasmidaSF

• PlecopteraSF (second update)

• FishBase (second update)

• FADA Ephemeroptera (second update)

• 31 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (ninth update)

 

Other changes:

• AlgaeBase data have been removed from the Catalogue of Life at the request of the copyright owner. AlgaeBase data may now be licensed directly from Michael Guiry (michael.guiry@algaebase.org).

• Updates in Plantae classification (phyla and classes) have been completed. Class Liliopsida is kept in the CoL alongside with class Magnoliopsida for data management convenience.

• Polish language has been added in the interface (translation completed by Magda Sitko).

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 13th February 2013

There is a new contribution from a regional dataset in CoL gap areas:

• The Catalogue of Life China contributed a second batch of species from phylum Labyrinthista (Chromista) and class Acantharia (Protozoa), plus flowering plants to fill temporarily gaps in global Catalogue of Life at lower levels of the taxonomic classification (e.g. species, genera). Editorial fine-tuning has been completed by Thomas Kunze, CoL editorial assistant.

 

New WoRMS checklists replace URMO sectors:

• Four new checklists of phyla Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Placozoa and Priapulida from WoRMS did replace corresponding URMO datasets; data have been processed via CoL Workbench templates.

 

30 databases have been updated:

• EmbiopteraSF: Embioptera Species File

• OrthopteraSF: Orthoptera Species File

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (eighth update)

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 28th January 2013

There is a new contribution from a regional dataset in CoL gap areas:

• The Catalogue of Life China contributed a first batch of species from animalian classes Crinoidea, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Adenophorea, Polychaeta, Malacostraca, Maxillopoda and Insecta (order Coleoptera); and from plant phyla Bryophyta & Pteridophyta to fill temporarily gaps in global Catalogue of Life at lower levels of the taxonomic classification (e.g. species, genera).

 

28 databases have been updated:

• LIAS: A Global Information System for Lichenized and Non-Lichenized Ascomycetes (2nd update in a year).

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (seventh update)

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 21st December 2012

There are two new taxonomic checklists contributed by FADA:

• FADA Nematomorpha: World checklist of freshwater Nematomorpha species

• FADA Ephemeroptera: World checklist of freshwater Ephemeroptera species

 

31 databases have been updated:

• FADA Rotifera. A new version of Rotifera Database by Hendrik Segers has been taken from FADA project

• FishBase

• PlecopteraSF

• Strepsiptera Database

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (sixth update)

 

Other improvements:

• Inactive URLs have been removed from Systema Dipterorum and ILDIS datasets

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 20th November 2012

Following ITIS sectors have been updated:

• Plantae - Pteridophyta (ITIS Regional)

• Plantae - Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida - Ericales - Sarraceniaceae - genus Sarracenia (ITIS Regional)

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Mantophasmatodea (ITIS Global)

• Animalia - Chordata - Aves (ITIS Global)

 

27 checklists have been updated:

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (fifth update)

 

Other improvements:

• 21 pairs of species duplicates have been resolved through whole database.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 25th October 2012*

(* a year without Frank Bisby)

There is a new taxonomic database:

• HymIS Rhopalosomatidae: Hymenoptera Information System, Rhopalosomatidae of the world

 

There are new global checklists of flowering plants from ITIS:

• Plantae - Magnoliophyta - Liliopsida - Pycnanthaceae (New!)

• Plantae - Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida - Barbeyaceae (New!), Cephalotaceae (New!), Eucommiaceae (New!), Gerrardinaceae (New!), Gesneriaceae, Koeberliniaceae (New!), Lophopyxidaceae (New!), Montiniaceae (New!), Penthoraceae (New!), Petenaeaceae (New!), Rhoipteleaceae (New!).

 

Updated sectors:

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (fourth update)

• All North American checklists of flowering plants from ITIS have been updated

 

Other changes:

• Classification of flowering plants has been changed on order level following a new classification from ITIS.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 24th September 2012

31 databases have been updated:

• GloBIS (GART): Global Butterfly Information System

• ILDIS World Database of Legumes (second update: distribution data have been converted into TDWG Level 4 areas)

• Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (second update)

• SysMyr: Systematic Myriapod Database (third update)

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (third update)

 

Other corrections:

• ICTV/MSL: latest taxonomic scrutiny records and presentation of virus genera have been improved

• PhytoseiidBase from MitesGSDs: link to a new website and links to online species pages have been added

• Data provider for family Megascolecidae (Oligochaeta) has been changed back to regional NZIB checklist with on request of Encyclopedia of Life and Thomas Orrell.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 17th August 2012

31 databases have been updated:

• ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List

• ILDIS World Database of Legumes (including 4D4Life life zone information with all species)

• RJB Geranium Taxonomic Information System

• SysMyr: Systematic Myriapod Database (second update)

• 27 WoRMS checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates (second update)

 

Other issues:

• Lithuanian language has been added in the interface.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 26th July 2012

27 WoRMS checklists have been updated:

• All checklists have been updated through automated process using CoL Workbench templates

 

Other issues:

• Known bugs in the interface software have been fixed now.

• Russian language has been added in the interface.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 25th June 2012

Two taxonomic databases have been updated:

• BdelloideaBase: Bdellid & Cunaxid Databases

• SpidCat: The World Spider Catalog. In request of GSD custodian, SpidCat dataset has been taken via ITIS. Database now appears in the Catalogue of Life under a name �SpidCat via ITIS�

 

Apology:

Present version of the interface contains two bugs: statistics and credits are not displayed correctly in the tree. Multilingual option has been switched off due to difficulties with its editorial management. Please accept our apology for any possible inconvenience. We hope, bugs and interface management difficulties will be sorted soon.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 30th May 2012 (superseded CoL, 23rd May 2012)

Three taxonomic databases have been updated:

• LIAS: A Global Information System for Lichenized and Non-Lichenized Ascomycetes

• MELnet: Melastomataceae.Net

• Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database

 

New interface:

CoLs of 30th and 23rd May 2012 have been processed with new conversion tool and released in new user interface ver. 1.8. New functionalities include:

• The operational menu of the Catalogue now can be shown in different languages.

• Dataset Qualifiers have been introduced on Database Details and Species Details page.

• Number of species for each taxon in the Catalogue can be found in the Taxonomic Tree.

• Names of supplier databases are visible with each taxon in the Taxonomic Tree.

• Users now can leave a feedback for data providers and editors with each taxon in the tree.

• Thumbnail images are shown with kingdoms and phyla in the Tree.

• Map of a species distribution is shown on the species page where distribution data are in an appropriate state.

 

Apology:

The present version of the interface contains two bugs: statistics and credits are not displayed correctly in the tree. Interface software does not provide coordination between titles in different languages. Thus, titles in other languages than English are corrupted. Please accept our apology for any possible inconvenience. Bugs will be fixed in nearest future.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 30th April 2012

There is a new global checklist from ITIS:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Chrysomeloidea - Chrysomelidae - (subfamily) Cassidinae (New!)

 

Two taxonomic databases have been updated:

• GCC: Global Compositae Checklist

• SysMyr: Systematic Myriapod Database

 

Apology:

The Catalogue of Life Around the Year still operates with user interface 1.6. Please accept our apology for any possible inconvenience.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 15th March 2012

The Catalogue of Life assembly procedures have been switched to the CoL Workbench environment from the beginning of February 2012.

 

One taxonomic database has been updated:

• LepIndex provides a new version of synonymised taxonomic checklist for Lepidoptera. Due to synonymisation, total number of provisionally accepted species has been reduced from 242,993 to 143,130. This also caused reduction in Catalogue of Life species number for 1.3M.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 3rd February 2012 (= 2012 Annual Checklist)

There are five new taxonomic databases:

• ChenoBase: World Species List of Chenopodiaceae

• CilCat: The World Ciliate Catalog

• EbenaBase: World Species List of Ebenaceae

• Umbellifers: World Umbellifer Database

• WoRMS Hydrozoa: World Hydrozoa Database

 

Eleven taxonomic databases have been updated:

• AnnonBase: World Species List of Annonaceae

• ELPT: Early Land Plants Today (liverworts and hornworts)

• FishBase (2nd update in a year)

• FWCrabs: Neotropical Freshwater Crabs Catalogue

• GCC: Global Compositae Checklist

• Odonata: Global Species Database Odonata

• Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (2nd update in a year)

• Tineidae NHM: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera)

• TITAN: Cerambycidae database

• WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

• ZOBODAT Vespoidea: Zoological-Botanical Database (Vespoidea)


Other changes:

• ITIS database has been split for ITIS Global (with global checklists) and ITIS Regional (with New World checklists of various dates, completeness and geographical coverage)

• Two WoRMS databases, Brachiopoda World Database and Phoronida World Database, are credited separately now

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 5th December 2011

There are seven new global checklists from WoRMS:

• WoRMS Brachyura: World List of Marine Brachyura

• WoRMS Echinoidea: World Echinoidea Database

• WoRMS Holothuroidea: World List of Holothuroidea

• WoRMS Leptostraca: World Leptostraca Database

• WoRMS Polycystina: World List of Polycystina

• WoRMS Scaphopoda: World List of Scaphopoda

• WoRMS Tanaidacea: World List of Tanaidacea

 

Nineteen WoRMS checklists have been updated:

• WoRMS Asteroidea: World Asteroidea Database

• WoRMS Bochusacea: World List of Bochusacea

• WoRMS Brachiopoda: World Brachiopoda Database

• WoRMS Brachypoda: World List of Brachypoda

• WoRMS Bryozoa: World Marine Bryozoa Database

• WoRMS Cumacea: World Cumacea Database

• WoRMS Isopoda: World List of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans

• WoRMS Mystacocarida: World List of Mystacocarida

• WoRMS Nemertea: World List of Nemertea

• WoRMS Oligochaeta: World List of Marine Oligochaeta

• WoRMS Ophiuroidea: World Ophiuroidea Database

• WoRMS Phoronida: World Phoronida Database

• WoRMS Polychaeta: World Polychaeta Database

• WoRMS Porifera: World Porifera Database

• WoRMS Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia: World database of Proseriata & Kalyptorhynchia

• WoRMS Remipedia: World Remipedia Database

• WoRMS Tantulocarida: World List of Tantulocarida

• WoRMS Thermosbaenacea: World List of Thermosbaenacea

• WoRMS Xenoturbellida

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 24th October 2011

There is a new taxonomic database:

• Global Strepsiptera Database by J. Kathirithamby.

 

Eleven taxonomic databases have been updated:

• 3i Cicadellinae,

• 3i Typhlocybinae,

• BdelloideaBase (former CunaxidBase; new family Bdellidae has been added),

• BlattodeaSF (trial upload),

• CIPA,

• Conifer Database (new release),

• COOL,

• FLOW,

• Nomen.eumycetozoa.com,

• Psyl'list,

• World Gracillariidae.

 

Apology:

The CoL assembly process continues to be in transition from "old" to "new" base schema and data processing software. Due to these major changes, some data may appear in a raw form or even not be displayed in present interface version. We apologize for any possible inconvenience.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 26th July 2011

There is a new taxonomic database:

• MELnet: Melastomataceae.Net database by S.S. Renner & al.

Thus, CoL of July 2011 celebrates an arrival of 100th database.

 

New global checklists from ITIS:

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Maxillopoda - Calanoida - family Aetideidae

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - order Mecoptera

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - families Bostrichidae, Dytiscidae, Histeridae & Hydraenidae

 

Six taxonomic databases have been updated:

• FishBase,

• LIAS,

• Scarabs,

• Conifer Database (additional references),

• SpmWeb,

• ITIS (superfamily Buprestoidea and family Tetratomidae from Coleoptera)

 

Other improvements:

• Accepted names and synonyms passed additional cleanings in the database

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

There are 15 new taxonomic databases:

• 3i Cicadellinae by D. Takiya & D. Dmitriev

• 3i Typhlocybinae by D. Dmitriev

• Embioptera Species File Online (ESF) by M. Maehr

• Membracoidea of the World Database (MOWD) by S. McKamey

• Spider Mites Web (SpmWeb) by A. Migeon & F. Dorkeld

• WoRMS Asteroidea by C.L. Mah

• WoRMS Bochusacea by G.A. Boxshall

• WoRMS Brachypoda by G.A. Boxshall

• WoRMS Isopoda by M. Schotte, C.B. Boyko, N.L. Bruce, G.C.B. Poore, S. Taiti, G.D.F. Wilson (eds)

• WoRMS Mystacocarida by G.A. Boxshall

• WoRMS Nemertea by J.L. Norenburg

• WoRMS Polychaeta by G. Read & K. Fauchald

• WoRMS Remipedia by S. Koenemann, M. Hoenemann & T. Stemme (eds)

• WoRMS Tantulocarida (families Basipodellidae, Deoterthridae, Doryphallophoridae, Microdajidae) by G.A. Boxshall

• WoRMS Thermosbaenacea by G. Poore

 

Updates in ITIS sectors:

• ITIS phylum Sipuncula replaces data previously provided by URMO.

Following ITIS sectors have also been updated:

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Maxillopoda - Calanoida - family Aetideidae (World checklist)

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - family Sphaeriusidae

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Cucujoidea - family Corylophidae (N. American checklist)

• Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Tenebrionoidea - families Mycetophagidae & Tetratomidae (N. American checklists)

• Animalia - Chordata - Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae - species Vulpes vulpes

 

Other improvements:

ILDIS common names records have been atomized by names, languages and countries of usage.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 2nd October 2010

There are three new taxonomic databases:

• CunaxidBase: Family Cunaxidae Database by J. den Heyer.

• LIAS: A Global Information System for Lichenized and Non-Lichenized Ascomycetes by G. Rambold as the lead editor (LIAS database replaces the lichen taxa previously provided by Species Fungorum).

• WoRMS Bryozoa: World Marine Bryozoa Database by P. Bock & D. Gordon (WoRMS Bryozoa replaces the bryozoan taxa previously provided by ITIS).

 

Four taxonomic databases have been updated:

• Lacistemataceae Holistic Database

• SalticidDB

• World Scarabaeidae Database

• WTaxa

 

Additional data has been contributed:

• Aljos Farjon (Conifer Database) contributed over 4,000 new Conifer common names in 20 languages as a result of his 4D4Life pilot project.

• Paul Schoolmeesters (Scarabs database) contributed 11,720 new species from the family Melolonthidae as a result of his 4D4Life pilot project.

 

New feature:

A full list of citations for the contributing databases, using the recommended style, is now available from the how to cite page at www.catalogueoflife.org/col/info/cite. These may be used for copying & pasting such citations.

 



 

In the Catalogue of Life, 1st July 2010

Eight taxonomic databases have been updated:

• Aphid Species File,

• Blattodea Species File,

• Conifer Database,

• Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae,

• Orthoptera Species File,

• Phasmida Species File,

• Plecoptera Species File,

• Mantodea Species File

 

The following bugs have been fixed:

• Missing order names in some ITIS sectors returned back.

• 175 ITIS family names have been misplaced in superfamily field in AC10. Corrected in this version.

• 52,654 empty infraspecific marker values caused the problem with species and infraspecific taxa statistics in AC10. Problem fixed in this version.

• 33,017 missing common names have been returned back to the database.

• Position of the family Poaceae in the classification have been corrected.

• Redundant phylum name Hepatophyta has been deleted. All liverworts species are placed in the phylum Marchantiophyta.

• Few duplications in species authorstrings have been fixed.

 

Changes in the management classification:

• Phylum name "Ectoprocta" has been changed to "Bryozoa" in response to request from Dennis Gordon (22 July 2010)