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url: http://zoobank.org/

ZooBank is a central, authoritative and comprehensive resource for scientific names in zoology. ZooBank provides an authoritative online, open-access, community-generated registry for zoological nomenclature, as a service to taxonomists, biologists, and the global biodiversity informatics community. It is the Official Register of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). ZooBank accommodates the registration of different kinds of data objects: nomenclatural acts, publications and authors.


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Through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), editors are able to semi-automatically import (newly) published names into the WoRMS database. This is based on the ZooBank Reference LSID and allows the import of both the source and the taxon (or taxa) in a guided way, thereby greatly simplifying their job.