Full name: BioSystematic Database of World Diptera
Short name: BDWD
Version: 11, Dec 2008
Release date: 2009-02-06
Authors/editors: N.L. Evenhuis, T. Pape, A.C. Pont & F.C. Thompson (eds); T. Pape (custodian)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Diptera
English name of the group: Flies, mosquitoes, bots, midges and gnats
Number of species: 137,991
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 71,645
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 209,636
Abstract: The Biosystematics Database of World Diptera (BDWD) provides a comprehensive portal to knowledge about dipterans as well as a framework to organize and integrate future data and knowledge. More than 150,000 species of Diptera have been described under >250,000 names. We have only begun to properly document these names, and we will undoubtedly discover many more. The BDWD provides a synonymic checklist to enable the user to find the correct name for each dipteran. A species database and web-portal are also available along with full documentation at the Diptera website.
Organization: Department of Entomology, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Hawaii, USA; Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oxford Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK; Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.diptera.org