Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera

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Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Formation2006 (2006)
HeadquartersOstend, Belgium
Manager & curator
Tony Rees
Main organ
Parent organization
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2006-2014);
Flanders Marine Institute (2016-current)

The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) is a database of life.

It includes published scientific names for all domains of life from 1758 in zoology (1753 in plants, flowers, and trees) up to the present. It has a consistent order. The database holds over 1.7 million species names (1.3 million listed as "accepted").

Database location and hosting[change | change source]

The database was created by Australian biologist and data manager Tony Rees in 2006.[1] For his work on this and other projects, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility awarded him the 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize.[1] IRMNG identifiers have also been associated with numerous Wikipedia taxon pages, based on content harvested from IRMNG and stored in Wikidata.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

  • Rees, Tony (2008). "18.8. IRMNG—the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera" (PDF). The Proceedings of TDWG. 2008: 72–73.
  • Rees, Tony; Vandepitte, Leen; Decock, Wim; Vanhoorne, Bart (2017). "IRMNG 2006–2016: 10 years of a global Taxonomic Database". Biodiversity Informatics. 12: 1–44. doi:10.17161/bi.v12i0.6522.
  • Rees, Tony; Vandepitte, Leen; Vanhoorne, Bart; Decock, Wim (2020). "All genera of the world: an overview and estimates based on the March 2020 release of the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG)". Megataxa. 1 (2): 123–140. doi:10.11646/megataxa.1.2.3.

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