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Aims and progress
and progress of Global Butterfly Names project
The Lepidoptera Taxome Project
Complete butterfly synonymic checklists so far databased
Very approximately, the international Global Butterfly Names team has so far databased complete synonymic checklists for ~13,700 species of the supposed total of 17,950 world butterfly species -- around 75% done! These are provided here in their current state.
Gerardo Lamas: Neotropical
Checklist (list parsed from word-processed format of Lamas et al. 2004 by
-- 30,305 names. See also the formatted Keith Willmott et al. implementation of this Neotropical synonymic checklist.
Mark C. Williams: Afrotropical Checklist (list parsed by Fernley Symons from "Afrotropical Butterflies and Skippers" (2003); see also Symons' Notes) -- 11,960 names
Jonathan Pelham: Nearctic Checklist (in preparation, database to be added here soon). Provisional word-processed checklist
Gerardo Lamas: Australian Checklist (manually compiled) -- 2,144 names
Gerardo Lamas: Riodinidae of the World (revised 4 Feb 2008) -- 3659 names, 1470 spp., 146 genera
Gerardo Lamas: Libytheinae of the World Checklist (manually compiled) -- 129 names
Gerardo Lamas: Pieridae of the World (uses Bridges Catalogue parsed by Brian Pitkin as starter, revised 4 Feb 2008) -- 8,650 names, 1135 spp., 89 genera
Gerardo Lamas: Genera and Genus-group Names of the Butterflies of the World (revised 4 Feb 2008) -- 4,739 names
Gerardo Lamas: Bibliography of butterflies. An Annotated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skippers (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea). Revised Electronic Edition, 2008.
Frank Hsu and Shen-Horn Yen: Oriental Region Checklist (in preparation)
Vladimir Lukhtanov: Palaearctic Butterfly Checklist (in preparation): Papilionidae - Pieridae - Nymphalidae: Satyrinae
W.John Tennent: A checklist of the butterflies of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and some adjacent areas. Zootaxa 1178: 1-209 (21 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 887 references. Reprint available from: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2006/2006-04.html . Will be available in electronic format to Global Butterfly Names Project soon -- 2,200 names
Other related projects
George Beccaloni et alia: LepIndex. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. The NHM Lepidoptera Card Index (up till approx. 1980) -- 137,441 names
Brian Pitkin et alia: ButMoth. Generic Names of the Lepidoptera of the World and their Type Species -- 31,147 genus-group names
Keith Willmott, Blanca Huertas, et alia: Tropical Andean Butterfly Diversity Project. This project will provide a specimen database of butterflies from the tropical Andean countries; and can provide a complete formatted taxonomic list of neotropical butterflies, an electronic version of Lamas et al. (2004).
Lamas, G., C. Callaghan, M. M. Casagrande, O. Mielke, T. Pyrcz, R. Robbins and A. Viloria. 2004. Hesperioidea -- Papilionoidea. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida.
Updated 4 February 2008
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