CaBOL Taxonomy Group’s Docs CaBOL Taxonomic Backbone

The CaBOL Taxonomic Backbone is a list of all possible species names which we might encounter when working on species diversity in the Caucasus in the CaBOL Project. Based on the list in the Georgian Biodiversity Database (Chaladze et al.) it is currently being amended by species names from taxon revisions, further literature sources etc.

All taxa are curated by the CaBOL Taxonomic Coordinators who oversee their attributed taxa and keep the species list updated with the help of invited experts for selected taxa within their fields of responsibility.

Fields of Responsibility:

  • Plants: Kosta Kereselidze (ISU)
  • Invertebrates
    • Lower Invertebrates, Molluscs, Crustacea: Levan Mumladze (ISU)
    • Arachnida: Stefan Otto (ISU)
      • Araneae: Stefan Otto … with Lisa Karalashvili, Hajo Krammer, Nils Hein, Armine Kosyan (YSU)
        • ca. 1150 species in an updated species list
      • Opiliones: Stefan Otto … with Natalya Snegovaya (Baku)
      • Acari: Stefan Otto … with Maka Murvanidze (AgrUni), ca. 550 oribatid species in an updated species list
      • Pseudoscorpiones: Stefan Otto … with L. Mumladze
      • Scorpiones & Solifugae: Stefan Otto … with Armen Seropian
    • Insects: Giorgi Japoshvili (AgrUni), Stefan Otto (ISU), (Coleoptera) Mark Kalashyan (SCZHE), Nils Hein (ZFMK)
        • Stefan
          • Diptera
            • Nematocera: … with Björn Rulik, Lisa Karalashvili
            • Brachycera: … with Andre Riemann, Giorgi Iankoshvili, Tina Chkhartishvili
          • Lepidoptera: … with Marianne (ZFMK)
          • all other insect orders
        • Giorgi Japoshvili
          • Hymenoptera
          • Coleoptera: … with Mark Kalashyan
          • Hemiptera
          • Orthoptera
    • Macroinvertebrates (benthic): Marine Dallakyan (SCZHE) & Vardan Asatryan (SCZHE)
    • Parasites: (Ticks, Mosquitoes, Birds, Lichens) Sargis Aghayan (YSU)
  • Vertebrates: Levan Mumladze (ISU)
    • Vertebrates: (Fish) Bardukh Gabrielyan (SCZHE)
    • Vertebrates: (Amphibians/Reptiles/Molluscs/Fungi) Marine Arakelyan (YSU)
    • Vertebrates: (Mammals) Astghik Ghazaryan (YSU)

Discussion (1)

  1. Nils Hein says:

    Hi Stefan

    I just uploaded the latest version (20.11.2020) of the Memo, which includes the information from the tax coord. from the YSU.


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