Introduction to Aphid Species File,

Colin Favret, David C. Eades

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Aphid Species File (ASF) is a comprehensive web-accessible aphid taxonomy database: We aim for it to contain all the published taxonomic and synonymic information for all Aphidomorpha taxa, extinct and extant, including Aphidoidea, Phylloxeroidea (Adelgidae and Phylloxeridae) and related taxa. Along with a complete list of aphid names and a taxonomic bibliography, Aphid Species File can also serve specimen data and publish interactive electronic identification keys. Over 10,000 aphid taxa names are listed hierarchically, each name being a hypertext link to its subordinate taxa and the full synonymic and bibliographic history of the taxon. Likewise, each aphid literature reference has a hypertext link to a list of the aphid taxa cited therein. Nomenclatural and taxonomic information served on ASF is first published elsewhere and then entered into the database, so ASF is not a publisher of primary data. A solicitation is made to the world’s aphidologists to use and contribute to ASF to build it into an increasingly powerful tool in aphid taxonomy.;
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRedia
StatePublished - 2010


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