An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Morus bassanus - Northern Gannet, author: Chardine, John
Alcyonidium condylocinereum Porter, 2004, author: Nuyttens, Filip
Thor amboinensis (De Man, 1888), author: C.H.J.M. Fransen
Columbella adansoni, author: Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Areospora rohanae, author: Feist, Stephen



LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: two major milestones reached

Added on: 2020-05-25 08:53:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The data rescue and secured continuation of the Global Compositae Database and the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) into the Aphia platform has become a fact. ...

Awardees for the 2020 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:18:45 by Vandepitte, Leen
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Serge Gofas, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Thomas A. Neubauer. ...

WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for Bryozoan species in collaboration with

Added on: 2020-05-05 17:31:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
A dedicated synchronization collaboration between Aphia-WoRMS and results in a major update of Bryozoans in WoRMS. No less than 15,835 (sub)species have been added, together with a tremendous amount of valuable related information such as original descriptions and fossil ranges. ...

The International Compositae Alliance (TICA) and the launch of the Global Compositae Database through the Aphia platform

Added on: 2020-04-16 11:07:31 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Global Compositae Database (GCD) is an effort by The International Compositae Alliance to become the ultimate repository of curated names for the Compositae family. After securing the continuous existence of the GCD through the Aphia platform, TICA is now ready to keep its content up-to-date, and expand it where this would be needed. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2019

Added on: 2020-03-18 14:23:37 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2019 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2019

Added on: 2020-01-29 11:42:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
During 2019, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue 5 grants to support WoRMS editors, in making WoRMS more complete.Together, these 5 grants resulted in about 14,000 edits/additions to WoRMS. ...

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