Mammal Species of the World - A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference.
3. Auflage. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2'142 Seiten. ISBN-0801882214.
This is a database of mammalian taxonomy, based upon the 2005 book Mammal Species of the World. Although the database will be updated in the future (edited by DeeAnn M. Reeder and Kristofer M. Helgen), it is not, and will not be continuously updated.
It is hoped that this database on the World Wide Web can be used as a convenient on-line reference for identifying or verifying recognized scientific names and for taxonomic research. The names are organized in a hierarchy that includes Order, Suborder, Family, Subfamily, Genus, Species and Subspecies. Records include the following fields:
- Scientific name
- Author's name and year described
- Original publication citation
- Common name
- Type Species
- Type Locality
This third edition is enhanced by the identification of subspecies, and by the inclusion of authority information for all synonyms. Further information about the book and about the contents of each field can be found in the preface and introductory material.