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  • 1. Species File Software: A foundation for taxonomic database development R. Edward DeWalt University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute Illinois Natural History Survey Mission: To provide software and services to taxonomists studying the Earths biodiversity.
  • 2. Provide software and services to taxonomists and let them get back to work! Long-term commitment o $10 million endowment supported o Franchise-level programmers o Matt Yoder (MX dev.) o Dmitry Dmitriev (3i dev.) Growing community of users Rich taxonomic tradition of INHS Species File Software
  • 3. Nomenclatural and associated data Internet-based workbench ICZN encoded/enforced Data checked for consistency and completeness Real time Post data entry Editor driven fixes Automated fixes Extensive search capabilities Public and private SFs Extensive help wiki Software Features
  • 4. Global data portals CoL: annual & more often GBIF: IPTDwC-A Scratchpads EoL Web services Data standards DwC-A Life Science Identifiers Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license Serving a Global Community
  • 5. Total Taxon Names & Valid Species 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 Total Names Valid spp. #Names 93475 56882
  • 6. Citations, Images, Specimen Records 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 180,000 Citations Images Specimens Records 374079 98180 100703 Count
  • 7. Orthoptera Species FileOur Flagship
  • 8. Full list of search categories Data source Ecological Relationship Expert Faunal list Person Publication Reference Scrutiny Specimen record Specimen depository Statistics Taxon A Taxon search
  • 9. And more!! A taxon page
  • 10. URLs may be used elsewhere citations for specific searches possible A Faunal list search
  • 11. Legacy Database Migration Pipeline for import, Matts Taxonifi Coming o Lygaeoidea SF (from Toby) In progress o Chalcidoidea SF In progress o Lepidoptera SF (LepIndex) Planned o Termite SF Planned o Add your SF here
  • 12. Announcing Fossil Insect Species File Author: Dr. Sam Heads of INHS Global coverage >20,000 species plus higher taxa Type specimens Literature Images Paleontological metadatastrata
  • 13. The Future of Species Files Addition of more species files New CMS: homepage and taxon page flexibility Expand workbench for revisionary systematics MX & 3i features added Integrate with other frameworks o Global Names Architecture o iDigBio o i4Life Consult/Collaborate w/ taxonomists on proposals and use cases
  • 14. Become a Species File Curator Contact us R. Edward DeWalt