Full name: World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Isopoda
Version: 2013-03-04
Release date: 2013-03-04
Authors/editors: Schotte M., Boyko C.B, Bruce N.L., Poore G.C.B., Taiti S. & Wilson G.D.F. (Eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Malacostraca - Isopoda
English name of the group: Pillbugs, slaters and woodlice
Number of species: 10,248
Number of infraspecific taxa: 618
Number of synonyms: 2,545
Number of common names: 106
Total number of names: 13,517
Abstract: This list began as an initiative of the US National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, maintained by the late Brian Kensley and Marilyn Schotte. It grew into a valuable resource http://invertebrates.si.edu/isopod/ for providing nomenclature on the Isopoda: Schotte, M., B.F. Kensley, and S. Shilling (1995 onwards). World list of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Crustacea Isopoda. National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution: Washington D.C., USA. This list is now reconstructed at http://www.marinespecies.org, with more detailed information on synonymies and distributions, and a capability to host more information, such as images, original literature, and specimen data. This list will be transferred on a monthly basis back to the Smithsonian site. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/isopoda