BioNames


Taxa, texts, and trees

A database linking taxonomic names to their original descriptions, to taxa, and to phylogenies.

Page RDM. (2013) BioNames: linking taxonomy, texts, and trees. PeerJ 1:e190 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.190. (See About for credits)

Taxonomic names

The core of BioNames are the over 4 million animal names listed by the ION database. BioNames enhances these by linking (wherever possible) to the original description, so you can see the evidence for a name.

Publications

BioNames includes hundreds of thousands of publications, many linked to online literature using DOIs or other identifiers. Many open access articles from archives such as BioStor can be read directly in BioNames.

Phylogenies

BioNames includes phylogenies from the PhyLoTA project. These have been enhanced with colour-coding, and links to supporting publications. Great for exploring "dark taxa".

Dashboard

See visualisations of BioNames data, such as the relative importance of different publishers of taxonomic literature, both commerical and open access repositories.