Australian Faunal Directory on CouchDB

Linking taxonomic names and literature to the Biodiversity Heritage Library.


Summary of how many reference in the database have been parsed inton their component parts (title, journal, volume, pages), and what number of those have been linked to a digital identifier and/or full text.

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View articles on an interactive map. Austrochaperina is a genus of microhylid frogs found on New Guinea, New Britain and Australia (from Wikipedia). Browse the taxonomy of Australian members of this genus Austrochaperina.
View the article Aedes (Macleaya) stoneorum, a new species from Queensland (Diptera: Culicidae) by E. N. Marks Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 79:33-37 (1977) View articles authored by William L. Distant (image from Wikipedia).
A new genus of Chrysomelinae from Australia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Zootaxa with Open Access PDF in Google Docs viewer


You can get a tab-delimited download of the mapping between publications and identifiers. The list comprises the UUID for the publication and the corresponding identifier:

d4d66f5e-5328-4dc8-8a44-f55bbf0c3f86	10.1002/iroh.19250140102
bf7562b7-695e-4168-b3f1-9c80d2315832	10.1002/iroh.19650500109
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This is a project by Rod Page.

Taxonomic names and literature citations obtained from Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Page images from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
Articles located in BHL using BioStor
Additional articles located using bioGUID
Article details editing using Mendeley (see Australian Faunal Directory group)
Documents stored using CouchDB

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