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A number of metrics have been derived from the coverage and indexing created for Zoological Record®. Suggestions for other metrics are welcome.

Total number of new taxa published since 1864

Numbers of new taxa described in the worldwide scientific literature and included in Zoological Record® also individually records all taxonomic and nomenclatural acts from those publications.


Total New Names1,587,686
Total New Genera / Subgenera222,595
Total New Species / Subspecies1,258,803
Total Other New Names447,556
Total New Combinations287,117
Total New Synonyms301,280