About the "Taxon list of Tardigrada from Germany compiled in the context of the GBOL project"

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Taxon list of Tardigrada from Germany compiled in the context of the GBOL project

(TaxRefCode: TaxRef_GBOL_Tardigrada_DE, Projects_TNT ID: 714)

Characteristics of the taxon list

  • Number of species estimated worldwide: more than 1,500
  • Number of taxon names below genus level in this list: 61
  • Synonyms: no
  • Higher classification is included.
  • List curator(s): not indicated

Technical info

The DTN Taxon lists services concept is described under http://www.diversitymobile.net/wiki/DTN_Taxon_Lists_Services. The taxon lists are offered via several open and freely accessible services with a dynamic data flow involving DTN data bases DTN Software and DTN Information model. A REST API called "DWB REST Webservice for Taxon Lists", shortly "DTNtaxonlists", is developed (Starting page and documentation). The services are offered via the "Taxon-names-and-terms-(TNT)" server at the SNSB IT Center, are registered in the BiodiversityCatalogue and accessed by the GFBio Terminology Server.

General info

The activities to create and publish regional DTN lists started in 2012 as cooperation between the DiversityMobile/IBF project and GBOL. Since 2014 the initiative is part of the German Federation for Biological Data (=GFBio) project with involvement of the SMNS, SNSB and ZFMK.

The following organisations and projects are active in supporting curation activities of the Tardigrada list:

  • German Barcode of Life (GBOL) – coordination of taxon list mobilisation and curation: Björn Rulik (ZFMK), Jérôme Morinière and Jörg Spelda (SNSB–ZSM)

The list should be cited as: Anonymous (2016 onwards). Taxon list of Tardigrada from Germany compiled in the context of the GBOL project. – [accessed e. g. through the DWB REST Webservice for Taxon Lists under http://services.snsb.info/DTNtaxonlists/rest/v0.1/static/api-doc.html or as csv download, 2016-06-10]

The list is offered under Creative Commons License CC BY 3.0 DE.

In parallel, the list is published as GBIF checklist dataset (doi:10.15468/cdwn8x) and available under http://www.gbif.org/dataset/a389964a-2ea5-45af-89b2-e96dc644a2ea.


  • DEGMA, P. & GUIDETTI, R. (2007): Notes to the current checklist of Tardigrada. – Zootaxa 1579: 41–53.
  • GUIDETTI, R. & BERTOLANI, R. (2005): Tardigrade taxonomy: an updated check list of the taxa and a list of characters for their identification. – Zootaxa 845: 1–46.