Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

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he Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI) provides a mechanism to deliver an integrated, annotated checklist of the species occurring in Europe, aiming to cover the Western Palearctic biogeographic region. PESI integrates the efforts of five community networks, Euro+Med PlantBase (E+M); Fauna Europaea (FaEu); the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS), and Species Fungorum Europe (SF-EU), into a single European checklist. The PESI checklist (also called EU-nomen) serves as a taxonomic standard and backbone for Europe. [1]

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References

  1. Jong, Yde de; Kouwenberg, Juliana; et al. (28 September 2015). "PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe". Biodiversity Data Journal. 3: e5848. doi:10.3897/BDJ.3.e5848. PMC   4609752 . PMID   26491393.