[Taxacom] Global Names Index

Rafaël Govaerts R.Govaerts at kew.org
Wed Oct 23 08:23:18 CDT 2013

Dear Luis,
Have a look here:
Primarily about Australia but they also discuss global numbers. The numbers seem very balanced.

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Luis POPA
Sent: 23 October 2013 14:13
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Subject: [Taxacom] Global Names Index

Is there a way to know/estimate how many animal species are described? 
I'm not talking about how many species are supposed to be out there, but how many are actually described?
And another question: Is there a database with scientific names ONLY for animals? (like Global Names Index which lists ALL sort of scientifc names) Thanks.

Luis Popa, Ph.D.
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Head of Molecular Biology Department
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