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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 
Animalia1,068,005 68,023 15,656 4,923 293 40,500 
Archaea281 1 
Bacteria9,050 50 1 4 144 
Chromista7,775 138 4 7 110 
Fungi123,124 2,780 1,864 4 8 444 
Plantae361,402 31,105 71,576 4,758 398 12,990 
Protozoa15,454 14 2 92 
Viruses2,480 
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Grand Total1,587,571102,11189,0969,69071254,280

Endangered Species

(Lord Howe Flax Snail)
(Critically Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(cape cheesewood)
 

Featured Species

(Catfish)
 

Extreme Species

(Monarch Butterfly)
Migration 1 : Intercontinental

Species Relation

(Tufted Hair-grass)
 
provides Food for 2
(gray red-backed vole)
 

Common Species

ant  armadillo  bat  bee  bird  cardinal  crow  donkey  dove  elephant  emu  fish  fox  gerbil  gorilla  grouse  gull  hickory  horse  kingfisher  kiwi  koala  lynx  mammal  opossum  orange  palm  panda  parrot  pine  rabbit  rhinoceros  rice  roach  salmon  scallop  seal  sparrow  spider  swallow  toad  tomato  vanilla  walrus  weasel  woodchuck  yak 

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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 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures, Eeva M Soininen, Alice Valentini, Eric Coissac, Christian Miquel, Ludovic Gielly, Christian Brochmann, Anne K Brysting, Jørn H Sønstebø, Rolf A Ims, Nigel G Yoccoz and Pierre Taberlet, Frontiers in Zoology 2009, 6:16
Placostylus bivaricosus Species recognized by Smith B.J., Reid S. & Ponder W.F., 2002-05-31, in Catalog of Life 2011
Pittosporum viridiflorum Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Trichomycterus taczanowskii Species recognized by Group expert : Pinna, M., 2012-10-02, in Catalog of Life 2011
Danaus plexippus Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Clethrionomys rufocanus Species recognized by Carleton M,D., 2004-06-09, in Catalog of Life 2011
Deschampsia cespitosa Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2006-10-24, in Catalog of Life 2011
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