Scientific Names Repositories

Catalogue Of Life (2,258,294 names)
uBio NameBank (9,991,919 names)
uBio uses names and taxonomic intelligence to manage information about organisms.
ITIS (477,134 names)
The ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is the result of a partnership of federal agencies formed to satisfy their mutual needs for scientifically credible taxonomic information.
EOL (1,960,480 names)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth.
GBIF (5,431,172 names)
GBIF is a global network of data providers that builds biodiversity information infrastructure and promotes the growth of biodiversity information content on the Internet
Index Fungorum (429,159 names)
This is a full record set of Index Fungorum Data. For testing only.
ZooBank (5,492 names)
ZooBank Registered Names.
Bishop Museum (295,383 names)
Bishop Museum Taxonomic Database
IPNI (1,323,615 names)
The International Plant Names Index
WoRMS (254,048 names)
World Register of Marine Species
FishBase (87,321 names)
FishBase, a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more.
AmphibiaWeb (1,829 names)
AmphibiaWeb is an online system that provides access to information on amphibian declines, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy.
TaxonConcept (248 names)
TaxonConcept provides human and machine readable species description documents that help describe the attributes and variation within a species. These documents stabilize the "meaning" of these species identifiers to improve large scale data integration.
AntWeb (14,240 names)
AntWeb is generally recognized as the most advanced biodiversity information system at species level dedicated to ants.
Mushroom Observer (177 names)
Purpose: record observations about mushrooms, help people identify mushrooms they aren’t familiar with, and expand the community around the scientific exploration of mushrooms (mycology)
ZooKeys (466 names)
ZooKeys is a peer-reviewed, open-access, rapidly produced journal launched to support free exchange of ideas and information in systematic zoology. (971,615 names)
BioLib is an international encyclopedia of plants, fungi and animals.
Nemertea (147 names)
Illinois Wildflowers (800 names)
Contains descriptions, photographs, and range maps of many wildflowers in Illinois.
AskNature (792 names)
AskNature's goal is to connect innovative minds with life's best ideas, and in the process, inspire technologies that create conditions conducive to life.
Finding Species (130 names)
Uses compelling and original professional-grade photographic images, technology, and on-the-ground field experience to “give a face to biodiversity,” promoting the conservation of threatened species and habitats.
BioPedia (4,839 names)
Bio*pedia is a communal repository of descriptions of organisms. Bio*pedia works in conjunction with the STAR biodiversity web sites, such as micro*scope, and with the Encyclopedia of Life.
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database (67,355 names)
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
ARKive (2,683 names)
ARKive is a Wildscreen initiative – a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting the public understanding of biodiversity and the need for its conservation.
AnAge (3,467 names)
AnAge is a database of longevity and ageing in animals. It features quantitative life history data for over 4,000 species, including extensive longevity records, body masses at different developmental stages, reproductive data, and physiological traits re
CU*STAR (508,013 names)
CU*STAR is the indexing backbone to the star websites for biology - such as micro*scope.
Index to Organism Names (4,104,326 names)
ION will ultimately contain all the organism names related data found within the Thomson Reuters life science literature databases.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (3,608 names)
PMNM initial species list test data.
nlbif (1,261,729 names)
NLBIF is the Dutch Node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network.
New Zealand Animalia (32,677 names)
OBIS (42,575 names)
OBIS was established by the Census of Marine Life program ( It is an evolving strategic alliance of people and organizations sharing a vision to make marine biogeographic data, from all over the world, available over the World Wide Web.
Wikipedia in EOL (38,856 names)
The free encyclopedia.
Flickr (0 names)
Diatoms (12,994 names)
Kociolek, P., P. Hargraves, D. Williams, M. Sullivan, A. Witkowski, E. Theriot, M. Ashworth, A. Thessen and D. Patterson. 2010. The Diatoms Classification. This is a global, consensus-based classification for diatoms first
Catalog of Fishes (66,305 names)
The Catalog of Fishes is a comprehensive compilation of the scientific names for fishes, edited William N. Eschmeyer.
Catalogue of Vascular Plant Species of Central and Northeastern Brazil (14,710 names)
NY Botanical Garden's International Plant Science Center is one of the few institutions worldwide with the resources, collections, and expertise to develop the information needed to understand and manage plant diversity
EUNIS (278,198 names)
EUNIS data are collected for the European Environment Agency. EUNIS consists of information on Species, Habitat types and Sites.
3i - Typhlocybinae Database (9,712 names)
3I (Internet-accessible Interactive Identification) is a set of software tools for creating on-line identification keys, taxonomic databases, and virtual taxonomic revisions.