[Taxacom] iSpecies

Lyubomir Penev lyubo.penev at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 04:09:51 CST 2016


This is just to recall that Pensoft Taxon Profile (PTP)  is doing very much
the same since 2010 for any taxon name of any rank mentioned in any Pensoft
journal (see example for, say, Trichoceridae
At that time, the creation of the PTP was largely inspired by uBio and
iSpecies but it delivers through either APis or name string search
information associated with taxon names from more than 20 trusted
biodiversity resources, including: GBIF, EOL, NCBI, BOLD, PubMedCentral,
PubMed, CrossRef, Google Scholar, BHL, ZooBank, IPNI, ION, Index Fungorum,
Wikipedia, Wikispecies, invasive,org, Tropicos, IUCN, and some more.

A bit outdated version of the tool is available also as standalone
application at: http://ptp.pensoft.eu.

Of course, we all know that this kind of tools are largely dependent on the
providers' APIs and search interfaces and are especially vulnerable to
changes in them. Anyway, they are useful if one wants to get quickly to the
first-hand information on a taxon name through the mentioned resources.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Roderic Page <Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk>

> Some members of the list may recall a little tool I built a decade ago
> called "iSpecies" which was a quick and dirty ate empty to build a web page
> for any species automatically. Eventually I took it offline but now it's
> back! You can try it at <http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <
> http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <
> http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <
> http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> <
> http://ispecies.org> <http://ispecies.org> http://iSpecies<
> http://ispecies.org>.org<http://ispecies.org> and for a live example try
> http://ispecies.org/?q=Trogon
> This is not much more than a toy, but the new version shows a map (GBIF),
> some pictures (EOL), references (CrossRef), and a phylogeny (Open Tree of
> Life). Comments and suggestions welcome as always.
> Regards
> Rod
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