BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

BIOTA (living things)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) Pronunciation of Scientific names:

Scientific names are expressed in Latin. The individual words or parts of words may be derived from other languages, eg Greek, or the names of places or people, but the resulting words are always Latinised, so it's the pronunciation of Latin that is our concern.

There are four competing conventions for pronouncing Latin (as follows, each with the appropriate pronunciation of Julius Caesar):

Anglo-Latin JOO-lee-us SEE-ser
Classical Latin (or reconstructed ancient Roman) YOO-lee-us KYE-sahr
Church Latin YOO-lee-us CHAY-sahr
The northern continental European tradition YOO-lee-us T(SAY)-sahr

Anglo-Latin (Ommundsen) and northern continental European are the preferred conventions for Latin names. These differ from both Classical Latin, which will be familiar to those who learnt Latin at school, and Church Latin which will be recognised by those who sing in choirs.

Many people pronounce occasional scientific names in other ways, and local idiosyncracies often evolve among people who work together. Naturalists rarely worry about being "book correct", but these rules are useful to answer questions about which is "right".

Personally, what I hear and say seems stick fairly closely to Anglo-Latin, but I like to make an exception where the word is obviously two words joined together, when it can be helpful to emphasise the separate parts.
Ommundsen, P.
Covington, M.A., 2005

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #notes #refs
Domain Eukaryota (eukaryotes) 8851 47103 24754 13166 2355 11845
Superkingdom MONERA (prokaryotes) 31 104 5 113   82
Superkingdom VIROIDS (virus-like particles) 1         8
Superkingdom VIRUSES (viruses) 3   2     24
Informal (Lower Plants) (Lower Plants) 7887 31172 16301 19975 4702 11575

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Aliens

DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gateway: http://www.europe-aliens.org DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gateway

Biodiversity catalogs

Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide

Conservation

Terrestrial
Land Use Consultants, 1997 Characterisation of farming of Natural Areas

Freshwater

Clegg, J., 1956 The Observer's Book of Pond Life
FreshwaterLife: http://new.freshwaterlife.org FreshwaterLife
Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 (fresh and brackish water species) Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe
Ward H.B. & Whipple G.C., 1959 (USA) Freshwater Biology

Marine

The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland (MarLIN): http://www.marlin.ac.uk The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland (MarLIN)
Brackish water
Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe
Plankton
ICES Identification leaflets for Plankton: http://www.ices.dk/products/fiche/Plankton/INDEX.PDF ICES Identification leaflets for Plankton

Plant galls

British Galls: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/british_galls/join British Galls
Galles par Plantes - Gallen volgens Waardplant: http://www.cebe.be/galles Galles par Plantes - Gallen volgens Waardplant
Plantengallen: http://www.plantengallen.com/engels.htm Plantengallen
Pflanzengallen: http://www.pflanzengallen.de Pflanzengallen
Redfern, M. & Askew, R.R., 1992 Plant Galls
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2011 British Plant Galls

Plant pathology

Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants

Software

Synoptic keys
DELTA - DEscription Language for TAxonomy: http://delta-intkey.com DELTA - DEscription Language for TAxonomy

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3639 general literature references to BIOTA (living things)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 102037 feeding and other relationships of BIOTA (living things)

References

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