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Catalogue of Life China 2019 Annual Checklist

On the International Biodiversity Day, the 2019 Annual Checklist of Catalogue of Life China was released.


There are 106509 species & infraspecific taxa in this edition, including 94260 species and 12249 infraspecific taxa.     The groups of species in 2019 Annual Checklist of Catalogue of Life China (number of species, number of infraspecies):

[Animalia (Animals)] Annelida(488, 20); Arthropoda(31521, 1969); Brachiopoda(8, 0); Bryozoa(197, 0); Cnidaria(1520, 6); Echinodermata(588, 9); Echiura(11, 0); Entoprocta(8, 0); Hemichordata(7, 0); Mollusca(2303, 44); Myxozoa(39, 0); Nematoda(192, 0); Nemertea(58, 0); Phoronida(4, 0); Porifera(165, 7); Sipuncula(43, 1); Chordata(7857, 1979) [Actinopterygii (4709,97); Chondrichthyes(240,1); Amphibia (416,0); Aves (1445,1766); Leptochordata (4,0); Mammalia (564,115); Myxini(13,0); Petromyzontia(3,0); Reptilia (463,0)].

[Bacteria] Actinobacteria(45, 0); Bacteroidetes(30, 0); Chloriobi(1, 0); Cyanobacteria(158, 5); Firmicutes(48, 0); Proteobacteria(181, 1).

[Chromista] Bigyra(12, 0); Cercozoa(6, 0); Diatomeae(1245, 405); Oomycota(381, 26); Phaeophyta(292, 8).

[Fungi] Ascomycota(3619, 241); Basidiomycota(2706, 79); Chytridiomycota(60, 1); Glomeromycota(224, 1); Blastocladiomycota(17, 0); Zygomycota(406, 32).

[Plantae (Plants)] Angiospermae(31098, 6655); Anthocerotophyta(27, 0); Bryophyta(1976, 148); Chlorophyta(199, 18); Gymnospermae(264, 87); Marchntiophyta(1055, 89); Pteridophyta(2252, 134); Rhodophyta(496, 12).

[Protozoa] Amoebozoa(507, 61); Choanozoa(1, 0); Ciliophora(497, 1); Dinozoa(253, 50); Percolozoa(3, 0); Radiolaria(537, 10).

[Viruses] dsDNA viruses(368, 27); dsRNA viruses(35, 26); Negative stranded ssRNA viruses(51, 12); Positive stranded ssRNA viruses(131, 56); Retroviruses(5, 0); Reversetranscribing viruses(25, 9); ssDNA viruses(36, 20); Vivoid(4, 0).


Changes in the 2019 Annual Checklist
In comparison with the 2018 version, the major changes in 2019 Annual Checklist of Catalogue of Life China are as follows.

[Animalia] There are 29 new families including 5247 species and infraspecies with 4310 synonyms to be added in the order of Diptera. 47 species and infraspecies are added in the birds. The classification of fish is reviesed, and class Pisces is splitted into Actinopterygii and Chondrichthyes. There are 1675 new species and infraspecies with 4063 synonyms to be added in Actinopterygii, and 20 new species and infraspecies with 240 synonyms to be added in Chondrichthyes. The clas Agnatha is splitted into Myxini and Petromyzontia, and there are 8 species and infraspecies with 5 synonyms to be added in the two new classes.

[Chromista] The phyla Cercozoa is move into this kingdom from Protozoa and there are 2 new species and infraspecies to be added in it. There are 106 species and infraspecies to be added in Oomycota.

[Fungi] There are 1 new phyla, Blastocladiomycota in 2019 Annual Checklist of Catalogue of Life China, 17 species & infraspecies to be added in Blastocladiomycota There are 451 species & infraspecies to be added in Ascomycota, 457 species & infraspecies, 49 synonyms to be added in Basidiomycota, 36 species & infraspecies to be added in Chytridiomycota, 11 species and infraspecies to be added in Glomeromycota, 8 species and ifraspecies with 5 synonyms to be added in Zygomycota.

[Protozoa] There are 41 species & infraspecies and to be added in Amoebozoa.


Secretariat of Species 2000 China Node
Biodiversity Committee,Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tel: 86-10-62836603
E-mail: sp2000cn@ibcas.ac.cn


Photos of the Cover:
1. Ficedula elisae.Picture taken byWenhong Deng, Beijing Normal University.
2. Primulina davidioides. Picture taken byFang Wen, Guangxi Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences.
3. Fistulina hepatica. Picture taken by Tiezheng Wei, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


2019 Annual Checklist of CoL-China is funded by the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDA19050202).


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