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Systema Dipterorum
  The Project

Two-winged insects or Diptera comprise 12% of the planetary biota, and the Systema Dipterorum is an authoritative source for their names. Systema Dipterorum contains all names proposed for extant and extinct Diptera and it is a source for information about those names. The two main components of Systema Dipterorum are the Nomenclator and the References database.

By providing authoritative information about dipteran names, Systema Dipterorum is the necessary framework for organizing, interpreting and integrating current and future data, information and knowledge about two-winged insects.

Supporting organisations

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum:

Natural History Museum of Denmark:

Smithsonian Institution (SI):

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF):



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