An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Spio aequalis, author: Read, Geoffrey
Electra pilosa (Linnaeus, 1767), author: VLIZ (Decleer)
Pseudolella granulifera, author: Campinas Bezerra, Tania Nara
Pulsellum affine, author: Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Nebalia sp., author: Hillewaert, Hans



World Kinorhyncha Database launched!

Added on: 2021-03-29 16:50:13 by Poffyn, Gizem
The Kinorhyncha are now accessible through their own portal, as part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). This World Database contains over 300 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for Kinorhyncha taxa. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020

Added on: 2021-03-18 16:08:31 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 2020 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

In memoriam Daphne Fautin

Added on: 2021-03-16 11:41:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
We are sad to share that Dr. Daphne Fautin, eminent taxonomist of anthozoans, has passed away. ...

Homage to Alain Crosnier, 1930-2021

Added on: 2021-03-01 15:25:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
Our dear colleague Alain Crosnier passed away in his 91st year on Feb. 18, 2021. ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2020

Added on: 2021-02-18 09:16:38 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
During 2020, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue four grants to support WoRMS editors, in making WoRMS more complete. Together, these four grants resulted in about 10.000 edits and additions to WoRMS. ...

Naming animals in images – a new guide to the process

Added on: 2021-02-15 10:06:43 by Horton, Tammy
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name” (Confucius) … but sometimes, giving a name to something is easier said than done... ...

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