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Taxonomic Sources

The following online sources are used for verifying scientific names on incoming photos.

  • Jepson eFlora (California plants)
  • AmphibiaWeb (amphibians worldwide)
  • The Reptile Database (reptiles worldwide)
  • Other Sources of Taxonomic Information

  • IOC (birds, worldwide; the definitive global list, updated quarterly)
  • American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Checklist (North American birds)
  • Sibley's "New bird names in the 52nd AOU Checklist supplement" (2011) (North American birds)
  • Sibley's "Name changes of birds in the 2012 AOU supplement" (North American birds)
  • Wilson & Reeder's Mammal Species of the World (mammals worldwide)
  • World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (marine species worldwide)
  • MykoWeb (California fungi)
  • IndexFungorum (fungi worldwide)
  • USDA GRIN (plants, worldwide but with N American emphasis)
  • The Plant List - A Working List of All Plant Species (plants worldwide)
  • FishBase (fish worldwide)
  • BugGuide (North American insects, spiders, and kin)
  • ITIS (USDA Integrated Taxonomic Information System) (plants and animals)
  • Encyclopedia of Life (plants and animals)
  • Links to Species Information from Individual Photos

    Photos in CalPhotos link to these web-based databases in order to provide additional information to users about the plant or animal in the photo.
  • AmphibiaWeb (amphibians worldwide)
  • The Reptile Database (reptiles worldwide)
  • FishBase (fish worldwide)
  • Calflora (California plants)
  • USDA PLANTS (United States plants)
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
  • University of California Museum of Paleontology
  • University and Jepson Herbaria
  • Online Sites that Offer Identification Help

  • CNPS FaceBook group -- California plants
  • BugGuide -- North American insects
  • Reference Support

    These sources provide CalPhotos with technical advice, design suggestions, user interface testing, and/or reply to users' questions.
  • California Academy of Sciences reference librarians
  • Berkeley Natural History Museums
  • AmphibiaWeb
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
  • University and Jepson Herbaria
  • University of California Museum of Paleontology
  • CalPhotos Contributing Photographers

  • CalPhotos is a project of BNHM   University of California, Berkeley

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    this page last updated: Jun 5, 2024