Five Kingdoms
Index to the species of marine life on the BMLSS web site


Prokaryotae (Monera)  Protoctista 
 
Dinoflagellata
Phaeophyta
 
Fungi Plantae Animalia (Metazoa)
 
Porifera
Ctenophora
Cnidaria
Mollusca
Annelida
Arthropoda
Echinodermata
Chordata
Other Phyla
 
The Encylopædia Britannica CD-ROM is highly recommended, especially for general information on the animal phyla, and oceanography
Generally, the BMLSS is a repository of new information, or information not easily available elsewhere 
If the information can be discovered by consulting the Encylopædia Britannica it is unlikely to be included here
The BMLSS is not a comprehensive information resource but a selection of news items and marine wildlife data
The Fossil Company - Picture Gallery of Fossils
Zoological Record  BIOSIS Internet Guide to Zoology



Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley 
Probably the best site on the Internet for biological information about groups of organisms

Click on the Cowrie to go to the Web Site
Taxonomic Index 

Internet Biodiversity Service
FISHBASE FISHFINDER
The plan is to include every fish species in the world. Good for families and the history of the scientific names.

NEW BOOK

The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of all the Creatures that have ever lived, by Colin Tudge

ISBN  0-19-850311-3   £35.00   (Oxford University Press, March 2000)
 

A magnificently illustrated, highly readable and authoritative account and reference source of all creatures, alive and extinct. How is it possible to summarise such a huge number? By classification: the book does not of course describe every single species, but it does show all principal groups to which all living things belong.  Far from being a dull pursuit, the modern craft and science of classification takes us into some of the most intriguing and intricate areas  of biological philosophy and technique, in which new studies of extraordinary fossils and of DNA plucked from the wild all play their part. We are entering a new phase of biology in which, for the first time, biologists can feel reasonably confident that they now have an insight into life's true diversity, and that they have the methods required to keep track of it. The Variety of Life heralds this new phase. Here is the book that everyone who is interested in living things must own, from general readers to professional biologists.
 

Over 550 illustrations, but no colour photographs.

The phylogenic trees and strong emphasis on classification are recommended.
Brief Review


Zoological Record  BIOSIS Internet Guide to Zoology
http://www.york.biosis.org/zrdocs/zoolinfo/
 

National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCBI taxonomy browser
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/tax.html



 

Aquascope
Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
Systematic List

British Marine Life Study Society Homepage

European Register of Marine Species

Index: British Marine Life Study Society

Seashore Page

SPECIES LIST;  Original List

Wildlife News: Latest

THE SPECIES DIRECTORY OF THE MARINE FAUNA AND FLORA OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND SURROUNDING SEAS.
Edited by C. Howson and B. Picton
Ulster Museum & the Marine Conservation Society 1997.
About £27.50 (including CD-ROM 1999)

The project to collate the species that live in the seas off Britain is an ongoing project. The Directory is a list of all the species grouped systematically according to their scientific names, with a comprehensive bibliography. The 1997 edition, not available until 1998, is the latest list and is useful on the rare occasions (about once a week for me) that I have to look up a vagrant, unusual species that is not listed in the usual identification books.

Now available with the CD-ROM, this proves useful list of all the species for professionals, but it could be improved to make it more useful, e.g. facilities for biological recording and an interchange with Recorder 2000.

MCS books On-Line


Biological Taxonomy & Classification (Montgomery College Library)

Taxonomy
"Nuts and Bolts" of Taxonomy and Classification

PALAEOS:  TRACE OF LIFE ON EARTH
 


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