Database details

Full name:

Systematic Myriapod Database

Short name:



4, Sep 2006

Release date:

October 11th, 2006


J Spelda

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Diplopoda, Pauropoda, Symphyla

Number of species names:

10,344 accepted names; 3,178 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

1,115 accepted names; 722 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



SysMyr was developed by Jörg Spelda, in collaboration with the Bavarian State Collection for Zoology as a taxonomic backbone for the GBIF node 'evertebrata2'. It has diverse information on over 19,000 names of Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda and Symphyla. The acceptance status is automatically evaluated and depends on the latest citation found in the included literature. As names are automatically extracted from literature be aware of the fact that there are still many synonyms not yet connected. They occur as valid species at present. SysMyr contributes data on the Diplopoda, Pauropoda and Symphyla to the Catalogue of Life.


Zoologische Staatssammlung München, München, Germany

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