INOTAXA project

Finding precise information in the taxonomic literature can be difficult, especially for those in institutions away from large libraries.

The INOTAXA project, in collaboration with members from the Smithsonian Institution, is a system that enables access to and data mining of literature. 

The prototype of this new system is on the web at and contains several hundred pages of Neotropical weevil descriptions taken from different sources, as well as pages on fish and, soon, many other organisms.

It can display:
  • descriptions
  • keys
  • specimen lists
  • collecting sites and many other data and information from the literature in a manner not possible for other systems

Visit the INOTAXA website

Project collaborators:
  • Chris Lyal
  • Anna Weitzman (Smithsonian)