[Taxacom] BioNames

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Jun 1 04:48:46 CDT 2013

Well, I just tried it with the genus, Graphopsocus, that I was working on on Wikispecies (http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Graphopsocus), and I find "bits" (http://bionames.org/search/Graphopsocus), but nothing comprehensive. What I don't find is the "honourable thing to do", i.e., link to sites with better data than you have got, so the user can actually end up somewhere useful ...



 From: Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk>
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Subject: [Taxacom] BioNames

Dear All,

I've released "BioNames", a database of animal (and other ICZN) names linked, wherever possible, to either a digital identifier for the publication that described it, or (even better) the full text (from BioStor and other digital archives). I've wrapped this an interface built with Ryan Schrenk (whose elegant work was funded by EOL). BioNames combines data from ION, BHL, CrossRef, Mendeley, GBIF, NCBI, EOL (yes, a veritable acronym soup) to make something I hope people find useful.

The web site is here: http://bionames.org

It's basic (this was built to a deadline) but functional (albeit with the usual issues concerning gaps and errors). There's a blog post about it here: http://iphylo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/bionames-now-live-report-on-project.html

If you want some quick links into interesting pages, try:

http://bionames.org/taxa/gbif/2432946  (make sure you click on the "bibliography tab")









Roderic Page
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