ZooBase - taxonomic database

version - 2.01

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related sites: Ascidiacea.com | Actiniaria.com
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:

  • quickly find papers where the species was described or mentioned
  • quickly find papers and pages where the species was treated as synonym of another species
  • search by binomen (genus + species)
  • search by the generic name: in this case you obtain a list of all species (with their synonyms) which were used in combination with the specified generic name by various authors
  • search by specific name: you may see in combination with which genera this specific name was used by various authors
  • you may use ZooBase as simple reference manager
  • and so on ...

This is a screenshot of main window of ZooBase with Ascidiacea and Actiniaria databases installed.
You can create database on any other taxonomic group.


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