[Taxacom] Maps of Bee Specimens and Valid Bee Names Now Available Online

Leah Larkin llarkin at unm.edu
Thu Jul 27 15:05:32 CDT 2006

Maps of Bee Specimens and Valid Bee Names Now Available Online

John Pickering's Discoverlife Web Site, based at the University of 
Georgia  (www.discoverlife.org), has added some powerful new tools 
and databases to its inventory of bee related information.

Interactive biogeographic maps can be viewed at: 
http://stri.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?act=make_map.  Users can generate 
global maps of any species or group of species, can zoom or overlay 
map layers, and can pull up individual record information by clicking 
on the map.
Lists of species names can be accessed by typing in the genus name in 
the search box of the Discover Life Home Page 

John Ascher at the American Museum of Natural History has added over 
10,000 georeferenced specimen
records. To facilitate this, he uploaded 18,000 valid (and nominally 
valid) names of world bee species to the site. This initial species 
list should be used with caution. Updates with additions and 
corrections of errors already discovered will be made soon.

Leah Larkin at the University of New Mexico has added over 24,000 
georeferenced specimen records compiled from several museums and the 

These databases join the existing 80,000 records from the University 
of Kansas and the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

Leah Larkin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
MSC03 2020, 167 Castetter Hall
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-2388 (Lab)	(505) 239-6036 (Cell)
(505) 277-4225 (Museum)	(505) 277-0304 (FAX)
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