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IRMNG: Interim Register for Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Citation
Rees, T. (compiler) (2017). The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera. Available from http://www.irmng.org at VLIZ. Accessed [YYYY-MM-DD]
Contact: Rees, Tony

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera is a provisional (or ‘interim’) compilation of genus names more

The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera is a provisional (or ‘interim’) compilation of genus names including species names in many cases and covers both living and extinct biota into a single system to support taxonomic and other queries dealing with e.g. homonyms, authorities, parent-child relationships, spelling variations and distinctions between marine and non-marine or fossil and recent taxa. Taxonomic names in IRMNG are assigned flags to distinguish between marine vs. Non-marine, and extant vs. Fossil status; they are also arranged into a simple management hierarchy for navigation purposes, compilation of statistics per taxonomic group and more. Fuzzy matching is also supported (using "Taxamatch") so that a misspelled name can in most instances be reconciled to a correctly held name at genus or species rank, where this is held.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Taxonomy, World, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Describing this dataset
Rees, T. et al. (2020). All genera of the world: an overview and estimates based on the March 2020 release of the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG). Megataxa 1(2): 123-140. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/megataxa.1.2.3, more
Rees, T. et al. (2017). IRMNG 2006–2016: 10 years of a global taxonomic database. Biodiversity Informatics 12: 1-44. https://dx.doi.org/10.17161/bi.v12i0.6522, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Metadatarecord created: 2017-01-20
Information last updated: 2017-01-20
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