The Catalogue of Life is a quality-assured checklist of more than 1.4 million species of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, about 70% of all those known to science.
To highlight the work we do and the importance of contributing global species databases, we are posting two ongoing series:
Taxon of the Day is a regular (not quite everyday) feature highlighting a small number of the species held in the Catalogue of Life.
Global Species Database Spotlight is an interview that gives an insight into the great work of individual taxonomists and taxonomic groups that join together to make the Catalogue of Life.
Other articles of interest - eg:
Filling gaps in the Catalogue of Life
What is a proto-GSD?
Taxon of the Day: Viruses
i4Life part 1: Improving the world's taxonomic data indexing
i4Life part 2: Global Species Databases
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