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What is ZooBase?
ZooBase is a tool for professional taxonomists and systematics designed for navigating through literature, taxonomic descriptions and synonymy of nominal species. It provide information who and where has described this species as valid, who and where has included this species in the synonymy of other species and so on.
There are several programs for systematics. Some of them are simply electronic keys for species identification (useful for students, but not for specialists). Others require drawing up a list of valid species. But how can anyone prepare list of valid/non valid species, if one specialist says that this species is synonym, while other continuously uses this name as valid?
This problem does not exist in ZooBase. ZooBase is a collection of headings of species description compiled from taxonomic papers, accompany with the synonyms given in these papers. And the search system allow to find necessary records and display them in proper format.
User can easily update the database by information on the taxonomic group he studies. Can be converted in MS Access database file.
In other words, this database allows: