News 474260

News record: [474260] Taxonomy in the Age of Electronically Enhanced Publishing

Announcing publication of a new taxonomic monograph on micro-orbweaving spiders (Araneae: Theridiosomatidae, Mysmenidae, Anapidae, and Symphytognathidae) of the Gaoligong mountains, Yunnan, China (Miller et al., 2009a). This publication features several electronic enhancements including one involving both Google Earth and Morphbank. All primary biodiversity data (specimen, locality, and related information) from the monograph have been formatted in Keyhole Markup Language (KML), which can be read by Google Earth. The open access monograph features a live link to the KML file, which is published under its own DOI within the paper (Miller et al. 2009b, Penev et al. 2009). Within the interactive environment of Google Earth, users can click on placemarks representing any collection locality to reveal the specific data associated with that collection event plus a link to collections of images for each species on Morphbank. A hierarchical menu allows users to display or hide any family, genus, or species.

Other electronic enhancements included in this publication are:

Miller JA, Griswold CE, Yin CM (2009a) The symphytognathoid spiders of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China (Araneae: Araneoidea): Systematics and diversity of micro-orbweavers. ZooKeys 11: 9-195. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.160

Miller JA, Griswold CE, Yin CM (2009b) Appendix C. Locality data (KML format) for all specimens of the spider families Theridiosomatidae, Mysmenidae, Anapidae, and Symphytognathidae collected during an inventory of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China, 1998-2007. DATASET. File format: KML (Keyhole Markup Language) version 2.1 for GoogleEarth. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.160-app.C.dt. ZooKeys 11: 9-195. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.160

Penev L, Erwin T, Miller J, Chavan V, Moritz T, Griswold C (2009) Publication and dissemination of datasets in taxonomy: ZooKeys working example. ZooKeys 11: 1-8. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.11.210

All Collections in Morphbank associated with this publication can be quickly accessed here.

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