Full name: World Bee Checklist
Short name: ITIS Bees
Version: Sep 2009
Release date: 2009-09-28
Authors/editors: Ruggiero M. (project leader), Ascher J. et al.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Apodiea - Andrenidae, Apidae, Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae, Melittidae, Stenotritidae
English name of the group: Bees
Number of species: 20,446
Number of infraspecific taxa: 660
Number of synonyms: 2,654
Number of common names: 58
Total number of names: 23,818
Abstract: Together with specialists around the world, ITIS has completed a checklist of the bee species of the world. The checklist (with some synonyms and subspecies) is integrated into the ITIS database. Project led by M. Ruggiero (ITIS). Principal scientific contributors: J.S. Ascher (AMNH, USA), C. Eardley (PPRI, South Africa), T. Griswold (USDA, USA), G. Melo (Federal University of Parana, Brazil), A. Polaszek (NHM, UK), O. Tadauchi (University of Kyushu, Japan), K. Walker (Museum Victoria, Australia), N. Warrit (NMNH, USA), and P. Williams (NHM, UK). Principal technical contributors: D. Nicolson (USGS, USA); J. Pickering (Discover Life and University of Georgia, USA) and D. Remsen (GBIF, Denmark).
Organization: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Website: http://www.itis.gov/beechecklist.html