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Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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I didn`t know where to put this, so mods, feel free to move it.


I found this on the web and thougth it was amazing.


A catalogue detailing 1.25 million species of organisms across the world is releasing a special edition to mark the International Year of Biodiversity.

The Catalogue of Life Special 2010 Edition is the most complete and integrated species list known to man. It has 77 databases feeding into an inventory of 1,257,735 species of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms associated with 2,369,683 names.

The catalogue is a free electronic resource used by thousands of researchers, professionals, projects and portals worldwide and its website (www.catalogueoflife.org) receives 40 million hits a year.


Here is the source:
www.sciencedaily.com...

And here, the website:
www.catalogueoflife.org...




posted on May, 18 2010 @ 05:34 AM
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The taxonomic tree lists 25 bacteria phyla, while there are at least 53 phyla. This has to do with our species concept of prokaryotes. If we applied the same criteria to eukaryotes (70 % DDH and less than 5 C deltaTm) then for example everything between humans and lemurs ought to be considered members of the same species..

Nice link anyways


I just wish they had phylogenetic trees..

[edit on 18-5-2010 by rhinoceros]



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