Full name: Global Species Database of Odonata
Short name: Odonata
Version: Dec 2011
Release date: 2011-12-24
Authors/editors: Tol J. van
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Odonata
English name of the group: Dragonflies and damselflies
Number of species: 5,912
Number of infraspecific taxa: 519
Number of synonyms: 1,904
Number of common names: 2,141
Total number of names: 10,476
Abstract: The Global Species Database of Odonata is a list of all names of extant species of dragonflies and damselflies of the world. The present list is based on a database built during a period of twenty years. The original information was derived from a published catalogue by Davies & Tobin (1984, 1985). However, original publications were consulted to check the spelling and original combination of (virtually) all names. The present taxonomic status of every name in this list is based on published authoritative sources. Addition of the names of fossil taxa, and setting up a management committee for this database, are to be expected in the near future. The original information of the GSD Odonata is managed using a FoxPro application.
Organization: Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.odonata.info