Zoological Nomenclature Resource
Zoological nomenclature data:
Birds of the World -- current valid scientific avian names.
IOC World Bird List. (11.2)
URL links to Original Descriptions (O.D.). [over 27,332 and increaseing 2021.11.23]
All errors, mistakes, stupidities, misinterpretations and misunderstandings (and GOD KNOWS there are alot of them) are the sole responsibilities of Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
ANYTHING of value (real or apparent) in this website unquestionably should be credited to someone else.
- Sibley&Monroe; AOU Checklist (7th Ed.) with supplements;
- Howard & Moore Checklist 3rd Ed. with Corrigenda; and additional current literature.
- Subspecies listed in alphabetical order within species.
Please use the website and the data freely. It is appropriate to acknowledge use of the website and its data. General "blanket" acknowledgements are rarely appropriate.
Richmond Index images -- Genus group names
Richmond Index images -- species group level names (species & subspecies)
Birds of the World -- historical analysis of taxonomic activity.
- the late Burt L. Monroe, Jr.; in memory of his knowledge, enthusiasm, support, and help.
- Missy Peterson, my late wife, more dear to me than all the world that has ever been. Missy provided resource, time, energy, enthusiasm, support, great criticisms, smiles, and laughter to this project.
Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0999