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Use the ITIS, NCBI and EOL search boxes below to find the scientific name of your favourite species. Enter the common name in the box and click <Search>.

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Taxonomy Browser

Discover new species and learn more about your favourite taxon by browsing or searching through the BOLD Taxonomy Browser.

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Public Data Portal

Search among the 1.3 million records already generated by scientists and researchers all over the world. The Public Data Portal provides access to the actual records including all of the specimen, sequence, and trace data.

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