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.


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  • Profile picture of Frederik Schüttler who took this action.

    Frederik Schüttler added the German common name "Schleimpilze" to "Mycetozoa".

    7 days ago

  • Profile picture of Mike Maehr who took this action.

    Mike Maehr marked the classification from "Paleobiology Database" as preferred for "Insecta".

    20 days ago

  • Profile picture of John Cockell who took this action.

    John Cockell commented on "Identification Resources Group":

    @Arne W. Lehmann: Hi Arne. I just did a couple of searches and it seemed to work ok but is very slow to load.

    23 days ago

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    Arne W. Lehmann commented on "Identification Resources Group":

    @John Cockell: I tried to play around with the new AllOdonata site, the first impression is great. However I was not able to use the search filtering, may be I simple did not the right thinks? Othwerwise please check out for any errors.

    26 days ago • edited: 26 days ago

  • Profile picture of John Cockell who took this action.

    John Cockell commented on "Identification Resources Group":

    As a member of this group of sites, which are a major part of the Online Resources for Odonata, I received the following email from the site owner about changes to the sites and heir merger into one site. They are keen to receive feedback on the proposed new site. "I would like to invite you to look at our new site http://www.allodonata.com/ that will consolidate (and replace) all the *-dragonfly.net sites. Yes, this new site clearly aims to be the best worldwide photo gallery of all odonata! The site is in test mode (please do NOT upload photos): do not hesitate to 'play' with it and please give your feedback. Some novelties: - you can rate the photos. Then you can sort the photos by rating. Log in and give stars! - Google map display the countries (with number of photos) and let you quickly select them. Click on "Territory", select on the map and click "Apply filter" - a search box to filter photos (read the help page first: http://www.allodonata.com/help ) - scroll down and new photos are added to the page i.e. navigation arrows are optional - Click on 'Filters' and 'Order by ...' to define your query Please let me know what you think of this new site on both content and appearance! Best regards, Eric"

    about 1 month ago • edited: about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea marked the common name "dragonflies" in an unknown language from "Odonata" as unreviewed.

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the English common name "odonate" to "Odonata".

    about 1 month ago

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    Theodore Ganea marked the English common name "snowflies" from "Mecoptera" as unreviewed.

    about 1 month ago

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    Theodore Ganea marked the English common name "Allies" from "Mecoptera" as untrusted.

    about 1 month ago

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    Theodore Ganea marked the English common name "scorpionflies" from "Mecoptera" as unreviewed.

    about 1 month ago

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    Frédéric Ducarme marked the classification from "World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)" as preferred for "Actinopterygii".

    about 1 month ago

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    Ngalengshim Ngashangva joined the community "Identification Resources Group".

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added the Romanian common name "Musca" to "Diptera".

    about 1 month ago

  • 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.

    2 months 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".

    3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

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

    3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

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

    3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

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

    3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

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

    3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

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

    3 months ago