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Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Six US federal agencies have worked together to develop an efficient system for naming and classifying all of nature's living organisms. As the basic currency of scientific research, management, and education, ITIS is "a database of the current names and classifications of all biota." The website is organized into three main sections: About ITIS (general overview), Data Access (how to query the...

https://www.itis.gov/mou.html
Discover Life

The nonprofit organization Discover Life has combined forces with the National Park Service to conduct an "All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory" -- a comprehensive inventory of all life forms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 800-square-mile national park lies within the states of North Carolina and Tennessee and encompasses some of the richest biodiversity in the Temperate Zone. The Discover...

https://www.discoverlife.org/
The Tree of Life Web Project

The Tree of Life Web Project, originally created by biologists David and Wayne Maddison at the University of Arizona, is a "collaborative Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity (first mentioned in the December 6, 1996 Scout Report). Initially intended for use by biologists seeking taxonomic information, this Web resource has met with great enthusiasm from...

http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html
Field Museum Researchers Help Trace Origin of Madagascar's Mammals

Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) Web site currently features museum-sponsored research on the phylogeny of Madagascar's living Carnivora. Previously thought to represent two to four separate lineages, the island's carnivores are now known to have descended from a single species. These findings, recently published in the journal Nature, are presented in the FMNH Web site as a 4-page...

http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/museum_info/press/press_madag...
A New Branch on the Tree of Life

The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Science Beat offers interesting feature articles about research from Berkeley lab and partner organizations. This article describes new findings that the insect-like collembolans, a group commonly thought to have given rise to true insects, are not closely related to insects at all and in effect constitute a newly discovered branch of the phylogenetic tree. The...

https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2003/04/04/a-new-branch-on-the-tr...
Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia

Hosted by the Kansas Geological Survey, this Web site contains a suite of databases and related tools for geospatial, taxonomic, and environmental data on hexacorals and related cnidarians. Created as part of the Census of Marine Life through the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, this incredibly comprehensive Web site is "a public information resource of data, interpretation, and methods...

https://www.kgs.ku.edu/Hexacoral/
Classification of Living Things: Introduction

Dr. Dennis O'Neal of Palomar College designed this site to introduce students to a tutorial on the Classification of Living Things. Topics addressed at this site include the Linnaen system of classification, amount of species in our world, the importance of biological diversity, the history of classification, and the relevancy of classification in the present day. There are links to the Main Menu,...

https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/animal/animal_1.htm
National Museum of Natural Sciences: Fauna Iberica

Hosted by Madrid's National Museum of Natural Sciences, this website features Fauna Iberica, a scientific research project, under the directorship of Dr. Maria Angeles Ramos Sanchez. The museum features "the zoological biodiversity of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands." The website links to information about the history, objectives, organization, and current progress of the project....

http://www.fauna-iberica.mncn.csic.es/english/