Psyl’list: the World Psylloidea Database

We maintain Psyl'list, an online taxonomic database dedicated to the superfamily Psylloidea (jumping plant lice).

Psyl'list is an online taxonomic database for the world's jumping plant lice. Each entry contains, where available:

  • full taxonomy (valid names and synonyms)
  • host plants
  • endosymbionts
  • parasites
  • predators
  • geographical distribution

The information is linked to its original source in the literature. Psyl'list brings together taxonomic data scattered in the literature and regional catalogues.

We continually update the database. We recently added 393 species of Chinese fauna and updated the higher classification scheme to reflect the latest revision of the family- and genus-group names.

Building the database

Data are entered using the free DataBase To Names and Taxa (DBTNT) software which allows dynamic navigation of online records.

The Museum's specimens are used to complete listings of valid species.

The distribution of each species is mapped using the EDIT Map REST Service, and follows the Taxonomic Databases for Plant Sciences standard World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions levels 3 and 4.

Psyl'list database

Explore the Psyl'list.

Project staff
  • Dr David Ouvrard
External collaborators

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