Database Details : Phasmida Species File

Full name: Phasmida Species File UPDATED!
Short name: SF Phasmida
Version: 5.0, Jun 2018
Release date: 2018-06-01
Authors/editors: Brock P.D., Büscher T., Baker E. & Otte D.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Phasmida
English name of the group: Stick and leaf insects
Number of living species 3,284
Number of living infraspecific taxa 131
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 4,119
Number of common names: 364
Total number of names: 7,898
Abstract: The Phasmida Species File (PSF) is a taxonomic database of the world's Phasmida (stick and leaf insects, known as walking sticks and walking leaves in the U.S.). There is full synonymic and taxonomic information for 3,269 valid species and 5,000 taxonomic names, 35,300 citations to 3,000 references, also 7,000 specimen records and 16,000 images of 75% of valid species, with more being added to on a regular basis. Another future aim of this database is to provide high quality images of living phasmids in the wild and in captivity. Colleagues have kindly collaborated by providing photos (with particular thanks to Oskar Conle & Frank Hennemann).
Organization: The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Bibliographic citation: Brock P.D., Büscher T., Baker E. & Otte D. (2019). SF Phasmida: Phasmida Species File (version 5.0, Jun 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.