2011 Annual Checklist DVD front cover
This release of the Catalogue of Life contains contributions from 132 databases with information on 1,352,112 species, 114,069 infraspecific taxa and also includes 928,147 synonyms and 408,689 common names covering the following groups:

Viruses • Viruses and Subviral agents from ICTV_MSL UPDATED!

Bacteria and Archaea from BIOS

Chromista • Chromistan fungi from Species Fungorum

Protozoa • Major groups from ITIS Regional, • Ciliates from CilCat, • Polycystines from WoRMS Polycystina UPDATED!, • Protozoan fungi from Species Fungorum and Trichomycetes database • Slime moulds from Nomen.eumycetozoa.com

Fungi • Various taxa in whole or in part from CABI Bioservices databases (Species Fungorum, Phyllachorales, Rhytismatales, Saccharomycetes and Zygomycetes databases) and from three other databases covering Xylariaceae, Glomeromycota, Trichomycetes, Dothideomycetes • Lichens from LIAS UPDATED!

Plantae (Plants) • Mosses from MOST • Liverworts and hornworts from ELPT • Conifers from Conifer Database • Cycads and 6 flowering plant families from IOPI-GPC, and 99 families from WCSP • Plus individual flowering plants families from AnnonBase, Brassicaceae, ChenoBase, Droseraceae Database, EbenaBase, GCC UPDATED!, ILDIS UPDATED!, LecyPages, LHD, MELnet UPDATED!, RJB Geranium, Solanaceae Source, Umbellifers.

Animalia (Animals) • Marine groups from URMO, ITIS Global, Hexacorals, ETI WBD (Euphausiacea), WoRMS: WoRMS Asteroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Bochusacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachiopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachypoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachyura UPDATED!, WoRMS Bryozoa UPDATED!, WoRMS Cestoda NEW!, WoRMS Chaetognatha UPDATED!, WoRMS Cumacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Echinoidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Gastrotricha NEW!, WoRMS Gnathostomulida NEW!, WoRMS Holothuroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Hydrozoa UPDATED!, WoRMS Isopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Leptostraca UPDATED!, WoRMS Monogenea NEW!, WoRMS Mystacocarida UPDATED!, WoRMS Myxozoa NEW!, WoRMS Nemertea UPDATED!, WoRMS Oligochaeta UPDATED!, WoRMS Ophiuroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Phoronida UPDATED!, WoRMS Placozoa NEW!, WoRMS Polychaeta UPDATED!, WoRMS Polycystina UPDATED!, WoRMS Porifera UPDATED!, WoRMS Priapulida NEW!, WoRMS Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia UPDATED!, WoRMS Remipedia UPDATED!, WoRMS Scaphopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Tanaidacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Tantulocarida UPDATED!, WoRMS Thermosbaenacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Trematoda NEW!, WoRMS Xenoturbellida UPDATED! • Rotifers, mayflies, freshwater hairworms, planarians from FADA databases: FADA Rotifera UPDATED!, FADA Ephemeroptera NEW!, FADA Nematomorpha NEW! & FADA Turbellaria NEW! • Entoprocts, water bears from ITIS Global • Spiders, scorpions, ticks & mites from SpidCat via ITIS UPDATED!, SalticidDB , ITIS Global, TicksBase, SpmWeb BdelloideaBase UPDATED! & Mites GSDs: OlogamasidBase, PhytoseiidBase, RhodacaridBase & TenuipalpidBase • Diplopods, centipedes, pauropods and symphylans from SysMyr UPDATED! & ChiloBase • Dragonflies and damselflies from Odonata database • Stoneflies from PlecopteraSF UPDATED! • Cockroaches from BlattodeaSF UPDATED! • Praying mantids from MantodeaSF UPDATED! • Stick and leaf insects from PhasmidaSF UPDATED! • Grasshoppers, locusts, katydids and crickets from OrthopteraSF UPDATED! • Webspinners from EmbiopteraSF UPDATED! • Bark & parasitic lices from PsocodeaSF NEW! • Some groups of true bugs from ScaleNet, FLOW, COOL, Psyllist, AphidSF UPDATED! , MBB, 3i Cicadellinae, 3i Typhlocybinae, MOWD & CoreoideaSF NEW!• Twisted-wing parasites from Strepsiptera Database UPDATED! • Lacewings, antlions, owlflies, fishflies, dobsonflies & snakeflies from LDL Neuropterida • Some beetle groups from the Scarabs UPDATED!, TITAN, WTaxa & ITIS Global • Fleas from Parhost • Flies, mosquitoes, bots, midges and gnats from Systema Dipterorum, CCW & CIPA • Butterflies and moths from LepIndex UPDATED!, GloBIS (GART) UPDATED!, Tineidae NHM, World Gracillariidae • Bees & wasps from ITIS Bees, Taxapad Ichneumonoidea, UCD, ZOBODAT Vespoidea & HymIS Rhopalosomatidae NEW!• Molluscs from WoRMS Mollusca NEW!, FADA Bivalvia NEW!, MolluscaFW NEW! & AFD (Pulmonata) • Fishes from FishBase UPDATED! • Reptiles from TIGR Reptiles • Amphibians, birds and mammals from ITIS Global

PLUS additional species of many groups from ITIS Regional, NZIB and CoL China NEW!

The Catalogue of Life Editors

The Catalogue of Life combines the outputs of the Species 2000 and the ITIS programmes. Assembly and publication of the Catalogue of Life is managed by Yuri Roskov in Reading, working with colleagues around the world.

Yuri Roskov, Catalogue of Life Executive Editor at the CoL Secretariat, University of Reading, UK

Thomas Kunze, Catalogue of Life Editorial Assistant at the CoL Secretariat, University of Reading, UK

Luvie Paglinawan, Catalogue of Life Database Manager, at the CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines

Thomas Orrell, ITIS Deputy Director, ITIS Secretariat, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

David Nicolson, ITIS Data Development Leader, USGS/Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

Alastair Culham, PI for i4Life EC project at the CoL Secretariat, University of Reading, UK.

Nicolas Bailly, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Marine sectors and CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines

Paul Kirk, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Fungi and Chromista sectors at CABI, Egham, UK

Thierry Bourgoin, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Insects at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Guy Baillargeon, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Plants at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Francisco Hernandez, Flanders Marine Data Centre, VLIZ , Oostende, Belgium

Aaike De Wever, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for freshwater taxa (FADA), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

The Catalogue of Life Assembly Team

Luvie Paglinawan, Catalogue of Life Database Manager and Luisa Abucay, Assistant for CoL Database Manager, at the CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines.

Viktoras Didžiulis, Production Systems Manager & Developer at the CoL Secretariat, University of Reading, UK

Annual Checklist Software Development

Wouter Addink, Leader of the Annual Checklist Software Development and Software Production at ETI Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dennis Seijts, Annual Checklist Interface Development at ETI Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gideon Gijswijt, Annual Checklist DVD Master and Installation Development at ETI Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ruud Altenburg, author of Base Schema Conversion Software at ETI BioInformatics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Núria Torrescasana Aloy, former author of the Annual Checklist Software at ETI BioInformatics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Richard White, author of the Taxon Matcher Software at Cardiff University, UK

Viktoras Didžiulis, design of new data assembly workflow, author of the CoL Workbench, at University of Reading, UK.

Paul Klinkenberg, Annual Checklist booklet design and DVD production for ETI Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The cover picture of Calliostoma zizyphinum (Linnaeus, 1758) is kindly provided by CRBA-UB (Centre de Recursos de Biodiversitat Animal from the University of Barcelona). Copyright for the photograph is held by CRBA-UB.