The Catalogue of Life, 2015 Annual Checklist

2011 Annual Checklist DVD front cover
This release of the Catalogue of Life contains contributions from 151 databases with information on 1,606,554 species, 150,118 infraspecific taxa and also includes 1,322,911 synonyms and 329,997 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 UPDATED! • Foraminifers from WoRMS Foraminifera NEW!

Protozoa • Major groups from ITIS Regional UPDATED! • Ciliates from CilCat • Polycystines from WoRMS Polycystina UPDATED! • Protozoan fungi from Species Fungorum UPDATED! and Trichomycetes UPDATED! • Microsporidians from Microsporidia • Slime moulds from

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

Plantae (Plants) • Mosses from MOST • Liverworts and hornworts from ELPT • Ferns and fern-allies from World Ferns UPDATED! • Conifers from Conifer Database UPDATED! • Cycads and 5 flowering plant families from IOPI-GPC, 114 families from WCSP UPDATED!, 274 families from World Plants UPDATED! and 14 families from SCaDs • Plus individual flowering plant families from AnnonBase, Brassicaceae, ChenoBase, Droseraceae Database, GCC UPDATED!, ILDIS UPDATED!, LecyPages, LHD, RJB Geranium, Solanaceae Source.

Animalia (Animals) • Marine groups from URMO, ITIS Global UPDATED!, Hexacorals, ETI WBD (Euphausiacea), WoRMS: WoRMS Acanthocephala NEW!, WoRMS Acoelomorpha NEW!, WoRMS Asteroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Bochusacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachiopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachypoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Brachyura UPDATED!, WoRMS Bryozoa UPDATED!, WoRMS Cephalochordata NEW!, WoRMS Cestoda, WoRMS Chaetognatha UPDATED!, WoRMS Cumacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Echinoidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Gastrotricha UPDATED!, WoRMS Gnathostomulida UPDATED!, WoRMS Holothuroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Hydrozoa UPDATED!, WoRMS Isopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Kinorhyncha NEW!, WoRMS Leptostraca UPDATED!, WoRMS Merostomata NEW!, WoRMS Monogenea, WoRMS Mystacocarida UPDATED!, WoRMS Myxozoa, WoRMS Nemertea UPDATED!, WoRMS Octocorallia NEW!, WoRMS Oligochaeta UPDATED!, WoRMS Ophiuroidea UPDATED!, WoRMS Orthonectida NEW!, WoRMS Phoronida UPDATED!, WoRMS Placozoa UPDATED!, WoRMS Polychaeta UPDATED!, WoRMS Polycystina UPDATED!, WoRMS Porifera UPDATED!, WoRMS Priapulida UPDATED!, WoRMS Proseriata-Kalyptorhynchia, WoRMS Remipedia UPDATED!, WoRMS Rhombozoa NEW!, WoRMS Scaphopoda UPDATED!, WoRMS Tanaidacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Tantulocarida UPDATED!, WoRMS Thermosbaenacea UPDATED!, WoRMS Trematoda, WoRMS Xenoturbellida UPDATED! • Rotifers, mayflies, freshwater hairworms, planarians, water fleas, aquatic mites and copepods from FADA databases: FADA Rotifera, FADA Ephemeroptera, FADA Nematomorpha, FADA Turbellaria, FADA Cladocera, FADA Halacaridae & FADA Copepoda NEW! • Entoprocts, water bears from ITIS Global UPDATED! • Spiders, scorpions, ticks & mites from SpidCat via ITIS UPDATED!, SalticidDB , ITIS Global UPDATED!, TicksBase, SpmWeb BdelloideaBase & Mites GSDs: OlogamasidBase, PhytoseiidBase, RhodacaridBase & TenuipalpidBase • Diplopods, centipedes, pauropods and symphylans from SysMyr & ChiloBase • Dragonflies and damselflies from Odonata database • Stoneflies from PlecopteraSF UPDATED! • Cockroaches from CockroachSF UPDATED! • Praying mantids from MantodeaSF UPDATED! • Stick and leaf insects from PhasmidaSF UPDATED! • Earwigs from DermapteraSF NEW! • Grasshoppers, locusts, katydids and crickets from OrthopteraSF UPDATED! • Webspinners from EmbiopteraSF UPDATED! • Bark & parasitic lices from PsocodeaSF UPDATED! • Some groups of true bugs from ScaleNet, FLOW UPDATED!, COOL UPDATED!, Psyllist UPDATED!, AphidSF UPDATED!, MBB, 3i Cicadellinae UPDATED!, 3i Typhlocybinae UPDATED!, 3i Cicadoidea NEW!, MOWD, CoreoideaSF UPDATED!, The White-Files UPDATED!, Tessaratomidae Database & Lace Bugs Database• 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, CarabCat & ITIS Global UPDATED! • Fleas from Parhost • Flies, mosquitoes, bots, midges and gnats from Systema Dipterorum, CCW & CIPA • Butterflies and moths from LepIndex, GloBIS (GART), Tineidae NHM, Global Gracillariidae • Bees & wasps from ITIS Bees, Taxapad Ichneumonoidea, UCD, ZOBODAT Vespoidea & HymIS• Molluscs from WoRMS Mollusca, FADA Bivalvia, MolluscaFW & AFD (Pulmonata) • Fishes from FishBase UPDATED! • Reptiles from ReptileDB • Amphibians, birds and mammals from ITIS Global UPDATED!

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

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 Champaign, working with colleagues around the world.

Yuri Roskov, Catalogue of Life Executive Editor at the Species 2000 Office in Species File Group, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA.

Luisa Abucay, 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.

Thomas Kunze, Catalogue of Life Editorial Assistant at the CoL Secretariat.

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

Nicolas Bailly, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Marine sectors at the CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines.

Paul Kirk, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Fungi and Chromista sectors at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK.

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

R. Edward DeWalt, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for Aquatic Insects at the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA.

Wim Decock, Taxonomic Editorial Advisor for marine taxa (WoRMS) at the Flanders Marine Data Centre, VLIZ, Oostende, Belgium

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

The Catalogue of Life Assembly Team

Luisa Abucay, Catalogue of Life Database Manager at the CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines.

Jeremiah Jansalin, Assistant for Catalogue of Life Database Manager at the CoL Philippines Office, FIN, Los Baños, Philippines.

Annual Checklist Software Development

Wouter Addink, Manager Software Development and ICT Systems Officer Species 2000 at Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Ruud Altenburg, Annual Checklist software programmer and author of Base Schema Conversion Software at Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Hugo van Duijn, ICT Infrastructure Systems Manager at Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Viktoras Didžiulis, author of the CoL Workbench and data assembly workflow design as former Systems Manager at the University of Reading, UK.

Ayco Holleman, Annual Checklist Assembly ICT Infrastructure Development at Naturalis Leiden, The Netherlands.

Daphne Duin, Project Manager of the Annual Checklist DVD Installer Development at Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Gideon Gijswijt, Annual Checklist DVD Master and Installation Development at Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Paul Klinkenberg, Annual Checklist booklet design and DVD Production for Species 2000, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Dennis Seijts, author of the Base Schema and Annual Checklist Interface Development, former employee of ETI.

Núria Torrescasana Aloy, former Annual Checklist Interface Development at ETI.

Jorrit van Hertum, former Annual Checklist Interface Development at ETI.

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