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Describes databases available online related to invasive animal species. See Resource Library - Databases for general resources, other species, expertise, and geographic based information.

Invasive Animals


Database: Cactus Moth Detection and Monitoring Network (CMDMN)
Host: Mississippi State University, Geosystems Research Institute.
Scope: Partnership of of various groups to monitor the distribution of the cactus moth. Volunteer monitors from public and private land management units, garden clubs and Master Gardeners monitor the spread of the moth, cactus populations and report observations. The data will be used to support modeling efforts to better predict likely locations for new pricklypear cactus and cactus moth, helping guide surveys. This is the first step of an Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) approach.

Database: Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications
Host: Island Conservation; Invasive Species Specialist Group; University of California, Santa Cruz; Maanaki Whenua-Landcare Research; University of Auckland.
Scope: DIISE is a centralized database covering all of the recorded invasive vertebrate eradications on islands and an important tool in helping improve the quality of eradications.

Database: PestSmart Connect
Host: Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (Australia)
Scope: Provides a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia. It retains the searchable database of the old site (formerly www.feral.org.au) with over 8000 records including published and unpublished research, technical reports, management practices, threat abatement plans and legislation.

Federal Government

Database: Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories (ROBO)
Host: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Biological Control Documentation Center
Scope: This database documents importations and releases of beneficial invertebrates, both biological control agents and pollinators. It also includes information on importation and release of microbial natural enemies, and as such is related to the National Microbial Germplasm Program.


Database:  Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Database
Virginia Tech, Department of Entomology
Scope: The Slow the Spread (STS) database is one component of the STS project, which focuses on reducing the rate of spread of gypsy moth spread in the U.S. through the detection and eradication/suppression of isolated colonies to prevent full-scale infestation.  Among the tools featured are data summaries by state, survey maps, and a decision-support system.

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General Animals


Database: Systema Dipterorum - The BioSystematic Database of World Diptera
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory; Bishop Museum; Natural History Museum of Denmark; Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
There are some 150,000 species of flies described, for which there are more than 250,000 names. The nomenclator contains some 200,000 name records.
For more information see: News release - Database Documents Names for More than 150,000 Diptera Species (Aug 29, 2009).

Database: InfoNatura - Birds and Mammals of Latin America
Host: NatureServe
Scope: InfoNatura provides conservation status, taxonomic, and distribution information for more than 5,500 common, rare, and endangered species in 44 countries and territories. InfoNatura is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with Conservation Data Centers in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Database: Mammal Species of the World
Host: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History; American Society of Mammalogists; Bucknell University.
Scope: Contains taxonomic information on 4,629 mammal species.


Database: Animal Diversity Web (ADW)
Host: University of Michigan
Scope: An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology.

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Last Modified: Aug 25, 2018
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