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News record: [575017] Cybertaxonomic revision: centipede genus Eupolybothrus


Cybertaxonomic revision of the centipede genus Eupolybothrus with 70 images deposited in Morphbank

Seventy images of morphological characters used in the taxonomic revision of the North African species of genus Eupolybothrus (Chilopoda: Lithobiidae: Ethopolyinae) and in the identification key for all species in the genus have been uploaded in Morphbank. This represents the first set of images of all species in a centipede genus to appear in Morphbank.

Publication: Stoev, P., Akkari, N., Zapparoli, M., Porco, D., Enghoff, H., Edgecombe, G.D., Georgiev, T., Penev, L. 2010. The centipede genus Eupolybothrus Verhoeff, 1907 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) in North Africa, a cybertaxonomic revision, with a key to all species in the genus and the first use of DNA barcoding for the group. – ZooKeys, 50: 29-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.50.504

The paper is published in the special issue of the Pensoft’s Open Access journal ZooKeys ‘Taxonomy shifts up a gear: New publishing tools to accelerate biodiversity research’ (edited by L. Penev, D. Roberts, V. Smith, D. Agosti and T. Erwin) which is devoted to innovative ways of publishing of taxonomic information. It is simultaneously released in PDF, HTML and XML formats, and to comply with the current regulations of the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature is also available as a full color hard copy.

The HTML version (http://pensoftonline.net/zookeys/index.php/journal/article/view/504/448) shows a number of semantic enhancements, e.g. internal cross-linking between paper sections, citations, references, tables and figures; visualization of main tag elements within the text; taxon names linked through the Pensoft Taxon Profile (PTP) tool to large international database services and indexers, such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Barcode of Life, Encyclopedia of Life, ZooBank, Wikipedia, Wikispecies, Wikimedia, and others; all localities mapped through Google Earth, etc. All revised taxa have been registered in ZooBank, while the images showing morphological characters were uploaded in Morphbank and EoL.

The editorial and forum papers in the same issue (http://pensoftonline.net/zookeys/index.php/journal/article/view/543/479 / http://pensoftonline.net/zookeys/index.php/journal/article/view/538/469) explain in detail the principles, innovative technologies and tools that have been created or used for enhancement and archiving of taxonomic papers.

The special issue of ZooKeys is available at: http://pensoftonline.net/zookeys/index.php/journal/issue/view/52/showToc
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