Amphibian Species of the World

Online amphibian catalogue initiated as a program to develop a high-quality taxonomic catalog in response to the needs of CITES (Convention on Trade In Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora). Described as tracking “the state of current taxonomic literature and the state of evidence, not the opinions of self-appointed experts.” Per history of the resource, it includes “synonymies (including the literature source of the synonymy), amphibian species described since 1985, English names, and enormously expanded citations to and abstracts of relevant taxonomic literature.” Species counts for Class: Amphibia (7044 sp.); and three orders Order: Anura (6200 sp.); Order: Caudata (652 sp.); and Order: Gymnophiona (192 sp.) {RG 12/16/13}