Catalogue of Life

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The Catalogue of Life is an assembly of expert-based global species checklists with the aim to build a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth. Continuous progress is made towards completion, but for now, it probably includes just over 80% of the world's known species. The Catalogue of Life estimates 2.3M extant species on the planet recognised by taxonomists at present time. This means that for many groups it continues to be deficient, and users may notice that many species are still missing from the Catalogue. ### What's new in 2022 edition? #### 104 checklists have been updated in a year cycle: * 3i Auchenorrhyncha * Alucitoidea (3 updates) * CarabCat * * Gelechiidae (new) * Global Gracillariidae * Global Lepidoptera Index as a successor to LepIndex * ICTV * ITIS (12 updates) incl. new global checklists for classes Pauropoda and Symphyla (as a replacement for data from WoRMS Myriapoda), for infraorders Caridea & Procarididea, for superfamilies Cheyletoidea & Cloacaroidea; for families Ascidae, Blattisociidae, Cybocephalidae, Dasyponyssidae, Dermanyssidae, Entonyssidae, Erythraeidae, Halarachnidae, Hystrichonyssidae, Leeuwenhoekiidae, Listropsoralgidae, Macronyssidae, Manitherionyssidae, Pachylaelapidae, Raillietiidae, Rhinonyssidae, Spelaeorhynchidae & Trombiculidae * Nomen-Eumycetozoa * Pterophoroidea (7 updates) * ReptileDB * Scarabs (12 updates) * Species Files, 17 checklists (Aphid, Chrysididae, Cockroach, Coleorrhyncha, Coreoidea, Dermaptera, Embioptera, Grylloblattodea, Isoptera (2 updates), Lygaeoidea, Mantodea, Mantophasmatodea, Orthoptera, Phasmida, Plecoptera, Psocodea, Zoraptera) * StaphBase * Systema Dipterorum * The Scorpion Files * ThripsWiki * World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP, 115 families) as a successor to World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP) * WCVP-Fabaceae (new) as a replacement for ILDIS, WWW, Astragalus & Oxytropis from World Plants * World Ferns (6 updates) * World Plants (6 updates) * World Spider Catalog * WoRMS, 65 checklists (12 updates)

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