Checklist

Catálogo Taxonômico da Fauna do Brasil

Latest version published by Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro on 01 March 2024 Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 182,093 records in Portuguese (13 MB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in Portuguese (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in Portuguese (8 KB)

Description

This is the first product of the effort of more than 500 zoologists, experts in many different groups of animals that inhabit the Brazilian territory. Since the start of the Project, in 2013, the team of the Catálogo Taxonômico da Fauna do Brasil (CTFB) (http://fauna.jbrj.gov.br/fauna) has been working in an integrated manner to generate the first list of valid species found in the country. So far, we identified 124,438 taxonomically valid species.

Data on ecology, distribution are available in the system and taxonomic information will be soon be included in the catalogue (such as images and diagnoses). Visit the "tabs" in the catalogue site and learn a little more about the members of our team, coordinators, authors, and institutions involved.

The list is available for consultation by anyone. The system is dynamic and allows additions and corrections in real time, inclusion of newly discovered species, corrections associated with nomenclatural decisions, distribution expansion, among others.

Most species are arthropods (81.2% with more than 102,000 species) and chordates (8.84% with over 11,000 species). These taxa are followed by a cluster composed by Mollusca (3,570 species), Platyhelminthes (2,293 species), Annelida (1,833 species), and Nematoda (1,463 species). All remaining groups have less than 1,000 species reported in Brazil, with Cnidaria (823 species), Porifera (626 species), Bryozoa (520 species), and Rotifera (607), representing those with more than 500 species.

A quick analysis shows that we are far from knowing our fauna in a comprehensive manner. Much work is still necessary for our taxonomists, many inputs will still be entered into the system. We hope that the CTFB, therefore, represents a facilitator and induces further studies to describe more effectively the animal diversity in Brazil.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 182,093 records.

4 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Taxon (core)
182093
Distribution 
182093
SpeciesProfile 
57697
ResourceRelationship 
11461
VernacularName 
4789

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Brazilian Zoology Group (2023): Catálogo Taxonômico da Fauna do Brasil. v1.2. No organisation. Dataset/Checklist. https://ipt.jbrj.gov.br/jbrj/resource?r=catalogo_taxonomico_da_fauna_do_brasil&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 811d48a6-fd04-4a34-81f2-7605492e54b8.  Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Brazil.

Keywords

Checklist; Taxonomicauthority; Checklist

Contacts

Group Brazilian Zoology
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Authors
Brazilian Zoology Group
BR
Eduardo Dalcin
  • Custodian Steward
Tecnologista
JBRJ
Rua Pacheco Lão 915
22460-030 Rio de Janeiro
RJ
BR

Geographic Coverage

Catálogo Taxonômico da Fauna do Brasil

Bounding Coordinates South West [-33.31, -74.34], North East [8.26, -34.3]

Taxonomic Coverage

Most species are arthropods (81.2% with more than 102,000 species) and chordates (8.84% with over 11,000 species). These taxa are followed by a cluster composed by Mollusca (3,570 species), Platyhelminthes (2,293 species), Annelida (1,833 species), and Nematoda (1,463 species). All remaining groups have less than 1,000 species reported in Brazil, with Cnidaria (823 species), Porifera (626 species), Bryozoa (520 species), and Rotifera (607), representing those with more than 500 species.

Kingdom Animalia (Animalia)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 811d48a6-fd04-4a34-81f2-7605492e54b8
https://ipt.jbrj.gov.br/jbrj/resource?r=catalogo_taxonomico_da_fauna_do_brasil