Species Fungorum is an RBG Kew coordinated initiative delivering
the fungal component of the Species
2000 project and it's contribution, in partnership with ITIS,
to the Catalogue of Life (currently used in the GBIF
portal); for more information regarding this global initiative visit
their website. You may search here a small but growing number of
taxonomically complete datasets - global
species databases. Please contact Paul
Kirk if you you would like to contribute.
Dictionary of the Fungi (currently 10th edition, 2008) published
by CABI also contains the current consensus on the fungal taxonomic
hierarchy (incorporating AFTOL) to the rank of genus. Here you can
search the database for the status
of generic names, or walk down the hierarchy from the rank of Kingdom.
The entries for each genus generally include authors and place of
publication together with the type species (linked to Index Fungorum)
and other data. A database of family
names which includes authors, place of publication and type
genus (linked to the Dictionary of the Fungi hierarchy) is now supplemented
by one which contains names at all supra-familial ranks although
it is far from completion (especially at the rank of Order and ranks
between the primary ranks).
of Systematic Mycology provides a survey of the literature encompassing
the biodiversity, classification, distribution, evolution, identification,
nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics and taxonomy of fungi (including
yeasts, lichens, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi and fossil forms).
You can search the database using the
index of cited generic names or author names.
Fungorum, the global database of fungal names coordinated and
supported by the Index
Fungorum Partnership, contains names of fungi (including yeasts,
lichens, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi and fossil forms) at
all ranks. New names from the Index
of Fungi, compiled at CABI-UK and published by CABI,
are added every three months.
All these databases need to be improved and updated in terms of
data content. Please contact Paul
Kirk if you have any additions or suggested changes (which will
be acknowledged). The database structures have been developed by
Jerry Cooper and Paul Kirk and the web interface by Jerry Cooper.
Please contact Paul Kirk if
you have any problems with pages or database searches.
NB. Searching the databases requires 'cookies' to be enabled
on your browser.