Database Details : Global Species Database of Odonata

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 living species 5,912
Number of living infraspecific taxa 519
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,904
Number of common names: 2,140
Total number of names: 10,475
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
Bibliographic citation: Tol J. van (2018). Odonata: Global Species Database of Odonata (version Dec 2011). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.