Full name: Blattodea Species File Online
Short name: BSF
Version: 1.2/3.1, 30 July 2007
Release date: 2008-10-16
Authors/editors: G.W. Beccaloni
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Blattodea
English name of the group: Cockroaches
Number of species: 4,564
Number of infraspecific taxa: 127
Number of synonyms: 2,508
Number of common names: 105
Total number of names: 7,304
Abstract: The Blattodea Species File is a taxonomic database of the scientific names of the world's cockroaches (order Blattodea or Blattaria), excluding fossil species and the termites. The BSF has full synonymic information for about 4,500 valid cockroach species and it currently contains a total of approximately 7,000 scientific names (all ranks, valid and not valid). In the future we aim to include (amongst other things) images of specimens in museums (especially types), plus pictures of living cockroaches in the wild and in captivity. The BSF website and database use Species File Software by David Eades.
Organization: Natural History Museum, London, UK
Website: http://blattodea.speciesfile.org