BioNames: linking taxonomy, texts, and trees

Page, R. (2013) BioNames: linking taxonomy, texts, and trees. PeerJ, 1, e190. (doi: 10.7717/peerj.190)

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BioNames is a web database of taxonomic names for animals, linked to the primary literature and, wherever possible, to phylogenetic trees. It aims to provide a taxonomic “dashboard” where at a glance we can see a summary of the taxonomic and phylogenetic information we have for a given taxon and hence provide a quick answer to the basic question “what is this taxon?” BioNames combines classifications from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and GenBank, images from the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), animal names from the Index of Organism Names (ION), and bibliographic data from multiple sources including the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and CrossRef. The user interface includes display of full text articles, interactive timelines of taxonomic publications, and zoomable phylogenies. It is available at

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Professor Roderic
Authors: Page, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:PeerJ
ISSN (Online):2167-8359
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
First Published:First published in PeerJ 1:e190
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