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.

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)

Current updated files: GitHub repo.

Birds of the World -- historical analysis of taxonomic activity.
Under construction

Dedicated to

Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
POB 1999
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0999