The data in the 2010 Annual Checklist have been provided by 77 databases. Of these, 10 are new to the 2010 edition and 12 have been updated over the past year. Most datasets include one or more global species database sectors (GSDs), i.e. datasets being developed to cover all of the world's species in a particular group of organisms. A few datasets provide regional information for groups not yet covered globally. The datasets result from collaboration and editing by many expert taxonomists, whose names are found in the datasets themselves. A brief summary is listed below giving: database short and full names; home page on the web; the author(s) or editor(s); organisation; the group for which data are provided, preceded by its higher classification; and the number of species and infraspecific taxa included in this Annual Checklist.


Source database English name of the group Species descending
LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index Butterflies and moths 243,006
ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System Wide range of taxa in all kingdoms 152,260
BDWD: BioSystematic Database of World Diptera Flies, mosquitoes, bots, midges and gnats 137,991
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 97 families of seed plants, including almost complete monocots 93,954
WTaxa: Electronic Catalogue of Weevil names (Curculionoidea) Weevils 80,728
Taxapad Ichneumonoidea NEW! Ichneumonid and braconid wasps 42,372
Species Fungorum Fungi; protozoan fungi; chromistan fungi 40,468
SpidCat: The World Spider Catalog Spiders 34,245
TITAN: Cerambycidae database Longhorn beetles, timber beetles 31,408
FishBase Fishes 31,186
AlgaeBase Seaweeds and other algae, including blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) 31,028
GCC: Global Compositae Checklist NEW! Aster or sunflower family 25,952
IOPI Global Plant Checklist Cycads and 6 families of seed plants 24,049
OSF: Orthoptera Species File Online Grasshoppers, locusts, katydids, crickets 23,844
ITIS Bees: World Bee Checklist Bees 20,455
ILDIS World Database of Legumes Legumes 19,949
UCD: Universal Chalcidoidea Database Chalcidoid wasps 19,847
Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database Scarab beetles 17,844
URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms Many groups of marine invertebrates and chordates 16,899
CCW: Catalogue of Craneflies of the World Craneflies 14,834
MOST: Moss TROPICOS Database Mosses 13,367
FLOW: Fulgoromorpha Lists On the WEB Planthoppers 10,672
SysMyr: Systematic Myriapod Database Diplopods, pauropods and symphylans 10,107
TIGR Reptile Database Reptiles 8,656
WoRMS Porifera: World Porifera Database Sponges 8,215
ScaleNet: Systematic Database of the Scale Insects of the World Scale insects 7,090
BIOS: Bacteriology Insight Orienting System Bacteria, archaea 6,749
LDL Neuropterida Species of the World Lacewings, antlions, owlflies, fishflies, dobsonflies & snakeflies 6,256
ZOBODAT: Zoological-Botanical Database (Vespoidea) Vespid wasps 5,972
Odonata: Catalogue of the Odonata of the World Dragonflies and damselflies 5,747
NZIB: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity NEW! Various animal taxa from New Zealand 5,478
SalticidDB: Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae) NEW! Jumping spiders 4,845
ASF: Aphid Species File Aphids and allied groups 4,713
BSF: Blattodea Species File Online Cockroaches 4,564
Brassicaceae species checklist and database NEW! Crucifers, mustard or cabbage family 3,778
PlecopteraSF: Plecoptera Species File Online Stoneflies 3,181
ChiloBase: A World Catalogue of Centipedes (Chilopoda) for the web Centipedes 3,146
PSF: Phasmida Species File Stick and leaf insects 2,946
MSF: Mantodea Species File Online Praying mantids 2,373
COOL: Cercopoidea Organised On Line Froghoppers 2,364
Tineidae NHM: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera) Clothes-moths 2,340
AnnonBase: World Species List of Annonaceae Custard apples 2,236
Mites GSDs: PhytoseiidBase NEW! Phytoseiid mites 2,186
WoRMS Ophiuroidea: World Ophiuroidea Database Brittle stars and basket stars 2,152
Psyl'list: Psylloidea database Jumping plant lice 2,107
ICTV/MSL: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses / Master Species List Viruses and subviral agents 2,083
Parhost: World Database of Fleas Fleas 2,047
Rotifera Database Rotifers 1,996
World Gracillariidae: Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae Gracillariid moths 1,841
GloBIS (GART): Global Butterfly Information System Swallowtails and whites 1,635
Phyllachorales Tropical tar-spot fungi 1,304
WoRMS Cumacea: Cumacea World Database Cumaceans 1,286
Solanaceae Source Nightshade genus 1,082
Nomen.eumycetozoa.com Slime moulds 1,034
AFD: Australian Faunal Directory (Pulmonata) Snails and slugs (some groups) 947
Mites GSDs: TenuipalpidBase NEW! Tenuipalpid mites 887
TicksBase Ticks 869
Zygomycetes Zygote fungi 776
Hexacorals: Hexacorallians of the World Sea anemones 738
WoRMS Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia: World database of Proseriata & Kalyptorhynchia Freeliving flatworms 732
ELPT: Early Land Plants Today - Uniting Taxonomy, Nomenclature & Geography (liverworts and hornworts NEW! Hornworts and liverworts 676
Conifer Database Conifers 631
Mites GSDs: OlogamasidBase Ologamasid mites 446
Rhytismatales Tar-spot fungi 439
WoRMS Brachiopoda & Phoronida: Brachiopoda & Phoronida World Databases Lamp-shells and horseshoe worms 422
CIPA: Computer Aided Identification of Phlebotomine sandflies of Americas Phlebotomine sandflies 402
RJB Geranium: Geranium Taxonomic Information System Cranesbills, geraniums 350
LecyPages: The Lecythidaceae Pages Brazil nut family 311
Trichomycetes Fungi associated with Arthropods 289
Xylariaceae: Home of the Xylariaceae Fungi associated with dead wood 270
Droseraceae Database Sundew family 182
Glomeromycota Glomeromycota 164
Mites GSDs: RhodacaridBase Rhodacarid mites 145
ETI WBD: World Biodiversity Database (Euphausiacea) Krill 86
FWCrabs: Neotropical Freshwater Crabs Catalogue NEW! Freshwater crabs 46
MBB: Moss Bug Base NEW! Moss bugs 32
LHD: Lacistemataceae Holistic Database Waits Numi plant family 28
Species 2000 additional Common Names for the Catalogue of Life 0