Identification Resources Group

Anybody interested in biodiversity and natural history is always on the lookout for good identification resources. Let's use this community to assemble a list of online guides we find useful. Please post your recommendations in the Newsfeed. We will periodically move sites from your posts into the Online Identification Guides Collection.


Be sure to include the following information:

  1. The name of the site
  2. The web address (url)
  3. The taxonomic range (which organisms are covered?)
  4. The geographic range (which parts of the world are covered?)
  5. Is the site interactive (can you post an image or a question and get help)? ( I )
  6. Optional: a brief note why you think it is a good site.

  7. Thanks for your help in putting this list together!


    Also, if you are finding this list helpful, please leave a comment below, so we'll know that it is worth maintaining.


The Newsfeed for this EOL Community gathers updates associated with the items belonging to its Managed Collections, including activities of its members and comments from other EOL users.

Add a new comment

Newsfeed

  • Profile picture of Riffin  T Sajeev who took this action.

    Riffin T Sajeev commented on "Mollusca":

    Presence of Miocene Oysters: Rise and Fall of a Paleo-Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Clou d Publications International Journal of Advanced Earth Science and Engineering 2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 129 - 142 , Article ID Sci - 198 ISSN: 2320 – 3609 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Presenc e of Miocene Oysters: Rise and F all of a Paleo - Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Department of Geology, AWH Special College, Calicut, Kerala, India Correspondence should be addressed to Riffin T. Sajeev, riffin@rediffmail.c om Publication Date: 24 July 2014 Article Link: http://scientific.cloud-journals.com/index.php/IJAESE/article/view/Sci-198 Abstract: Living oysters of Crassostrea Sp. are abundantly found on the east coast of peninsular India. Most of the living Crassostrea sp. is reported from Athankarai estuary near mandapam. The primary object of this study is to report the occurrence of fossils of Crassostrea sp. belonging to mio-pliocene outcrops from an ephemeral stream channel of Nambiyar/Thoppuvila River up to Attankarai Pallivasal, Tirunelveli dist, Tamil Nadu, India. The present study focuses on revealing the nature of a vast paleo-estuary that had existed on the foothills of the southern end of the Western Ghats during the Mio-Pliocene age. The authors had studied the taphonomical features of Crassostrea Gigantissima Sp. and analyzed the adaptation features like heaviness and foliated nature of the shell and orientation of oyster colonies for survival. The predatory signatures on the fossil specimens indicate traces of a well flourished saline tolerable environment that resembled an ideal estuary subjected to high energy disturbances. The chalky calcareous deposits found throughout the study area could have acted as an accelerating agent for the thick, foliate and heavy calcite shells of C. Gigantissima Sp. The author proposes a vast paleo-estuary with an area of around 460 km2 during the mio-pliocene age and the remnants present today is the result of an abrupt regression due to uplift which could have taken place in this area. Keywords: Mahendragiri Hills, Paleo-Estuary, Mio-Pliocene, Crassostrea Sp., Ichnotaxa, Taphonomy, Adaptation.

    4 days ago

  • Profile picture of Jeff Holmes who took this action.

    Jeff Holmes marked the classification from "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013" as preferred for "Tracheophyta".

    14 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Moldavian common name "șerpi" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Moldavian common name "șarpe" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "șerpii" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "șerpi" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea removed a common name in an unknown language from "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added an unknown common name in an unknown language to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "șarpele" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "șarpe" to "Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "peștii" to "Actinopterygii".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "pești" to "Actinopterygii".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "pești cu os" to "Actinopterygii".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "pește" to "Actinopterygii".

    18 days ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "Jennifer Hammock" as a manager of the community "Identification Resources Group".

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock joined the community "Identification Resources Group".

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea marked the Romanian common name "Mamifere" from "Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758" as trusted.

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "Insecte" to "Insecta".

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Marcelo Carrion who took this action.

    Marcelo Carrion added the Brazilian Portuguese common name "Libélulas" to "Odonata".

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Marcelo Carrion who took this action.

    Marcelo Carrion removed a common name in an unknown language from "Odonata".

    about 1 month ago