Full name: Systema Dipterorum
Short name: Systema Dipterorum
Version: 2.0, Jan 2011
Release date: 2011-01-06
Authors/editors: Pape T. & Thompson F.C. (eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Diptera
English name of the group: Flies, mosquitoes, bots, midges and gnats
Number of species: 138,935
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 31,171
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 170,106
Abstract: Systema Dipterorum* provides a comprehensive, online portal to knowledge about flies as well as a framework for organizing and integrating future data and knowledge. More than 150,000 extant species of Diptera have been described under >250,000 names. Systema Dipterorum contains an estimated 99% of all names in Diptera, but only about 10% of these have been peer reviewed. Systema Dipterorum provides a synonymic checklist to enable the user to find the correct name and basic nomenclatural data for each nominal dipteran taxon. Complete documentation on Systema Dipterorum, its sources, standards, status, and structure, is provided online. * Systema Dipterorum replaces the former BDWD (Biosystematic Database of World Diptera) used in the 2005-2010 Annual Checklists.
Organization: Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.diptera.org