Fauna Europaea is a database of the scientific names and distribution of all living multicellular European land and fresh-water animals. It serves as a standard taxonomic source for animal taxonomy within the Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure (PESI). As of June 2020[update], Fauna Europaea reported that their database contained 235,708 taxon names and 173,654 species names.
Its construction was initially funded by the European Council (2000–2004). The project was co-ordinated by the University of Amsterdam which launched the first version in 2004, after which the database was transferred to the Natural History Museum Berlin in 2015.
- de Jong, Y; Verbeek, M; Michelsen, V; Bjørn Pde, P; Los, W; Steeman, F; Bailly, N; Basire, C; Chylarecki, P; Stloukal, E; Hagedorn, G; Wetzel, FT; Glöckler, F; Kroupa, A; Korb, G; Hoffmann, A; Häuser, C; Kohlbecker, A; Müller, A; Güntsch, A; Stoev, P; Penev, L (2014). "Fauna Europaea – all European animal species on the web". Biodivers Data J. 2 (2): e4034. doi:10.3897/BDJ.2.e4034. PMC 4206781. PMID 25349527.
- "About & Citation". Fauna Europaea. Archived from the original on 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
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