Mammal Species of the World project
Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition is a compendium of mammalian taxonomy, available in hard copy, supplemented with an online database. This web-based database is convenient on-line reference for identifying or verifying recognized scientific names and for taxonomic research. The names are organized in a hierarchy that includes Order, Suborder, Family, Subfamily, Genus, Species and Subspecies. Records include the following fields:
- Scientific name
- Author’s name and year described
- Original publication citation
- Common name
- Type Species
- Type Locality
The citation for this work is: Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. (Available from Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487 or (410) 516-6900 http://www.press.jhu.edu).
The online database and more information on this project can be found at: www.bucknell.edu/msw3
The 4th edition is being edited by Reeder, with an expected publication date of 2019.