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Friday, March 7, 2008

Encyclopdeia of Life is here!!

Encyclopedia of LifeFirst wrote about the impending arrival of the Encyclopedia of Life back in August last year.

Well now it has arrived. :-)

This first release of the portal includes twenty five exemplar species pages which "have been authenticated (endorsed) by scientists" and show a rich environment, with extensive information.

The Encyclopedia of Life also includes tens of thousands of additional species pages which are "authenticated, but do not contain the rich array of information found on the exemplar pages".

Finally, about 1 million minimal species pages "containing the scientific and common names for a species and often have a distribution map, but lack other authenticated information" are also included in this edition of the Encyclopedia of Life.

The Yellow Fever Mosquito is just one of the current exemplar species available!
Yellow Fever Mosquito

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