UK species

Any questions ?

Please contact Christopher Raper

UK Species inventory project
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000

We are working on bringing all of the standard reference names for all species of flora and fauna in the UK, together in one place.

Over 70,000 species of animals, plants, fungi and single-celled organisms are found in the UK.

Search for a UK species

Are you interested in finding a particular species found in the UK? You can search our inventory using either a scientific name or a common name.

Browse by scientific name

Browse an expandable tree of UK taxa, arranged using scientific classification, from kingdom down to infraspecies.

Checklists of UK species

The UK species inventory contains lists of particular taxonomic groups, compiled by specialists, together with more general lists covering legislation and conservation status. If for example you are interested in finding a list of protected species or UK butterflies why not search our checklists ?