Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world

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The Fauna Portal web identification platform: a concept for the rapid documentation of undescribed species


1Framenau V.W., 2Metzner H., 1Castanheira P. de S.
1Harry Butler institute, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia 2psbrands GmbH, Fürth, Germany



The Fauna Portal Australia (www.faunaportal.org) aims to provide a stopgap for the documentation and identification of Australia's undocumented invertebrate fauna and is easily transferable to other geographic regions. It is based on a taxonomically stable nomenclatural system derived from proven zoological principals (reference specimen in public institutions and diagnosis) supported by an underlying database that provides genus- and species-level nomenclatural codes. Diagnostic images for each species allow for an identification of each species and these images are accessible via filters for projects, morphology, sex and/or developmental stage and distribution (either by state or a region selected via map). Documentation of a new species is fast due to the simple backend design of the website. User-restricted sections allow developing projects hidden to the public, for example research data can remain concealed until the they are published. We believe, the Fauna Portal has the potential to speed up species discovery, documentation and identification in Australia and elsewhere and support environmental and taxonomic research.