Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World

2nd edition

A.D.Chapman
Australian Biodiversity Information Services, Toowoomba, Australia
A Report for the Australian Biological Resources Study September 2009
ISBN (printed) 978 0 642 56860 1 OUT OF PRINT
ISBN (online) 978 0 642 56861 8

Acknowledgements

Many people have been very helpful in supplying information to me without hesitation. I would like to acknowledge their assistance. In particular, I would like to thank the ABRS staff, Helen Thompson, Pam Beesley, Patrick McCarthy and Alice Wells for responding to all my queries. This information was extremely helpful in finding relevant sources and references. People I would like to thank for assistance, with either edition, include:

Claudia Arango, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Pam Beesley, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Simon Bennett, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Per der Place Bjørn, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rob Blakemore, Tasmania, Australia.

Peter Bostock, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Philippe Bouchet, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

Cornelia Büchen-Osmond, ICTVdB Management (retired), Columbia University. Currently in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Maria Capa, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Christine Cargill, Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Gerry Cassis, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Sandra Claxton, New South Wales, Australia.

Marshall Crosby, North Carolina, USA.

Peter J.F. Davie, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Paul Doughty, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Greg Edgecombe, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

William N. Eschmeyer, Catalogue of Fishes, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA.

Jean P. Euzéby, Société de Bactériologie Systématique et Vétérinaire, France.

Murray Fletcher, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Orange, New South Wales, Australia.

Rainer Froese, Fishbase, Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, Kiel, Germany.

Chris Glasby, Natural Sciences, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Cheryl Grgurinovic, Biosecurity Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Caroline Gross, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

Colin Groves, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Michael Guiry, AlgaeBase, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Penelope Gullan, University of California, Davis, California, USA.

Anders Hagborg, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Gustaaf Hallegraeff, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Mark S. Harvey, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australian, Australia.

Vernon Heywood, Reading University, Reading, UK.

Donald Hobern, Atlas of Living Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Frans Janssens, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Paul Kirk, CABI, London, UK.

Niels Klazenga, Royal Botanic Gardens and National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Matt von Konrat, The Field Museum, Chicago, USA.

Holger Kreft, University of San Diego, California, USA and University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Reinhardt Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Patricia Mather, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Tom May, National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Patrick McCarthy, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Bob Mesibov, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia.

Scott Miller, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA.

Rich Mooi, Californian Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA.

Nicola Nicolson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.

Tim O’Hara, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Rolf Oberprieler, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

David Patterson, Encyclopedia of Life, Woods Hole, Massachusets, USA.

Alan Paton, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.

John Pogonoski, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Winston Ponder, Australian Museum (retired), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Robert Raven, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Tony Rees, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Gary Rosenberg, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Karen Sanamyan, Kamchatka Branch of Pacific Institute of Geography, Kamchatka, Russia.

Russell Shiel, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Lars Söderström, Department of Biology, NTNU, Norway.

Roy Stotler, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.

Helen Thompson, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Simon Tillier, EDIT, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

Brian J. Tindall, Germany.

Peter Uetz, Coordinator EMBL Reptile Database, Germany.

David B. Wake, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA.

Alice Wells, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

George D.F. Wilson, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Robin Wilson, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

David K. Yeates, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Library Staff, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Library Staff, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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