Full name: Catalogue of Life China
Short name: CoL China
Version: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-20
Authors/editors: Ma K., Ji L., Qin H., Liu J.Y., Yao Y., Lin C., Yan H., Wang L., Qiao H. & Li R. (eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Various taxa
English name of the group: Various taxa from China
Number of species: 2,354
Number of infraspecific taxa: 7
Number of synonyms: 1,624
Number of common names: 528
Total number of names: 4,513
Abstract: The Catalogue of Life China aims to collect basic information on all species occur in China including plants, animals, microorganisms and viruses. The CoL China is available online at www.sp2000.cn and as an annual CD edition. The Catalogue of Life China contributes batch of species from animalian classes Crinoidea, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Adenophorea, Polychaeta, Malacostraca, Maxillopoda and Insecta (order Coleoptera); from plant phyla Bryophyta, Pteridophyta & Magnoliophyta; from chromistan phylum Labyrinthista and protozoan class Acantharia to fill temporarily gaps in global Catalogue of Life at lower levels of the taxonomic classification (e.g. species, genera).
Organization: The Biodiversity Committee of Chinese Academy of Sciences (BC-CAS), Beijing, China
Website: http://www.sp2000.cn/joaen/