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Welcome to the Global Species website. A mashup of species data from around the web.

Features

The following table contains species counts for select categories.
More detailed statistics can be found on the About page.

 Kingdom  Total  English Names  Attributes   Endangered  Invasive  Relations 
Animalia1,012,361 63,050 15,704 4,679 295 39,016 
Archaea281 1 
Bacteria9,051 50 1 4 144 
Chromista6,977 135 4 7 105 
Fungi46,584 2,557 1,864 4 10 421 
Plantae268,574 28,046 72,473 3,879 404 10,828 
Protozoa14,336 12 2 73 
Viruses2,480 
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Grand Total1,360,64493,85190,0418,56772250,587

Endangered Species

(Alexandria Cycad)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(stinkvine)
 

Featured Species

(Rare velvetfish)
 

Extreme Species

(black rhinoceros)
Adult Weight 1 : 1.21 tons (1,100.00 kg)

Species Relation

(weeping fig)
 
provides Food for 2
(Red-crowned Barbet)
 

Common Species

alpaca  armadillo  avocado  bear  bird  cardinal  caribou  cat  chickadee  chimpanzee  chipmunk  cinnamon  cotton  daffodil  deer  dog  dove  elephant  flamingo  gerbil  gorilla  human  kangaroo  kiwi  lamprey  lizard  lynx  mammal  monkey  moth  orange  orangutan  otter  partridge  peanut  rat  ray  robin  shark  skunk  starling  termite  toad  vanilla  walnut  wren  yak 

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Animals that exist only in captivity
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Carnivorous plants
Fastest animals
Greatest weight dimorphism
Janka Wood Hardness - Softest - Hardest
Largest wingspan
Nocturnal animals
Plants sorted by height
Venomous animals

Citations

Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Encephalartos arenarius Species recognized by Hill K.D. & Stevenson D.W., 2004, IOPI Global Plant Checklist in Catalog of Life 2011
Paederia foetida Species recognized by Govaerts R., 11-Nov-2003, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Matsubarichthys inusitatus Species recognized by , , FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Diceros bicornis Species recognized by Grubb P., 22-Apr-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Megalaima rafflesii Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 27-Dec-2005, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Ficus benjamina Species recognized by Kartesz J., , ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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