species

Wikispecies, the web of species on planet Earth

Virtually everyone knows Wikipedia, but few know of a project related to it, hidden in a subdirectory under the address species.wikimedia.org.

This is a free species directory closely related to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is being written in collaboration by readers, following the philosophy of all Wiki, and there we can find information on more than 700,000 species of our planet.

It’s really just a subset of all the species on our planet. According to the last census, there are almost 9 million species sharing the planet with us, where humans are only one of them. The problem is that most of this natural wealth is still unknown, in fact new species are discovered every day, and there are many of them that we will never know.

These are not lengthy articles, as the number of editors who can contribute to give more details on a newly discovered blue frog in Australia is really limited, but we can still browse families, subfamilies and genera, with links, sometimes to get more information about the one that interests us.

It is actually less complete than the famous EOL (Encyclopedia of Life) that we have already spoken about on several occasions, but it is still an important reference that should be known and recommended to see if we can get professionals from all over the world to collaborate with it. knowledge acquired about all possible species.