The core of BioNames are the over 4 million animal names listed by the
ION database. BioNames enhances these by linking (wherever possible)
to the original description, so you can see the evidence for a name.
BioNames includes hundreds of thousands of publications, many linked to online literature
using DOIs or other identifiers. Many open access articles from archives
such as BioStor can be read directly in BioNames.
BioNames includes phylogenies from the PhyLoTA project.
These have been enhanced with colour-coding, and links to supporting publications. Great for exploring "dark taxa".
See visualisations of BioNames data, such as the relative importance of different publishers of taxonomic literature,
both commerical and open access repositories.
BioNames is a database of taxa, texts, and trees. It includes taxonomic names for
animals (and other organisms covered by the ICZN), full text literature from BioStor and BHL,
links to digital literature (via CrossRef, CiNii, Gallica, JSTOR, and other archives),
taxonomic classifications (GBIF and NCBI, cross-linked using EOL, which also provides the images),
and phylogenetic trees from PhyLoTA.
BioNames is being developed by Roderic D M Page.
Funding for the first release (including development work by Ryan Schenk) was provided by EOL.