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Flora and Fauna Websites

This category is intended for websites about the biology of specific organisms or taxonomic groups. The structure is organized according to a taxonomy tree, with the top-level subcategories being the five Kingdoms plus Viruses. Potential contents include descriptions and images of the organisms, classification, anatomy, physiology, behavior, distribution, reproduction and life cycle, habitat, biological or ecological aspects of management, endangered-species status, etc.
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BioLib

Taxonomic tree of plants and animals with a photo gallery and some checklists for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Czech and English.
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Encyclopedia of Life

A new project to create an online reference source and database for every one of the 1.8 million species that are named and known on this planet. Includes FAQ and press resources.
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BioImages - Virtual Fieldguide for UK Biodiversity

Large selection of pictures of organisms, mostly British in origin. Images are an aid to identification, showing different stages, states and views of the organisms. Search the database or follow a taxonomic tree.
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HabitasOnline

Information on the plants, animals, and fossils of Ireland. Includes an encyclopedia of marine life of the UK. From the Ulster Museum Sciences Division.
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Nature of New England

Photos, facts, and links to information about birds, butterflies, mammals, and wildflowers of this region.
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Utah Conservation Data Center

Database of photos and fact sheets for animals and plants occurring in this state. Includes lists of sensitive, threatened, and endangered species.
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Willi Hennig Society

Society of cladisticians, publishes the journal "Cladistics"
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
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NCBI Taxonomy

Searchable and browsable taxonomy tree of organisms for which there are publicly available gene sequences.
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Census of Marine Life

A global network of researchers engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the past, present, and future diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in the oceans.
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Discover Life

Information about taxonomy, natural history, distribution, abundance, and ecology of many species worldwide. Includes tools to identify, map, and database species.
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Lepidoptera and Other Life Forms

Taxonomic tree of mammals, insects, birds, and plants. Includes common and scientific names, publication details, references, links, general range maps, and some images. Most complete for Lepidoptera.
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Classification of Living Things

An introduction to the naming and relationships of living things. Classification involves much human judgement and is in a constant state of flux as new information is discovered.
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Tree of Life Web Project

Collaborative effort of biologists from around the world, providing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny) and characteristics.
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African Wildlife Photographs

Library of high resolution stock wildlife photographs by John Visser.
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World Register of Marine Species

WoRMS aims to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy.
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Biodiversity Explorer

Classification of all forms of life, with some photos. Has a strong South African emphasis.
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iSpecies

A species search engine from Rod Page of Glasgow University. Search on either the common or Latin name of a species. Results are generated by querying other data sources.
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Wikispecies

Wikimedia Foundation project that aims to catalog all species.
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iNaturalist

Site and community for reporting personal observations of any plant or animal species in the world.
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i Go Terra

Database covering the flora and fauna of the world with a checklist for each country.

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