Animal Diversity Web
This web site, began as a class project for a University of Michigan biology class, contains: "Thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds." In addition to these species accounts, the site provides "Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups." This is a great site that is easy to search!
Index to Organism Names
"ION contains all the animal names data found within the Thomson Reuters life science literature databases - Zoological Record®, BIOSIS Previews® and Biological Abstracts®."
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
This site from the University of California, Berkeley, is a searchable database of specimen records and images from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. This museum, founded in 1908, believes that "that organisms should be studied in relationship to their natural environments." The collection focuses on animals pf "western North America, Mexico and Central America, western South America, central Asia, and east Africa."
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