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last update 29 August 2013 | version 2.6.2

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Citation - how to refer to Fauna Europaea:

Default citation (general project backgrounds):

de Jong, Y. et al. (2014) Fauna Europaea - all European animal species on the web. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4034. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4034.


Dataset citation (experts & version):

Cite larger parts or whole database as:

See above. Please include details on the relevant version and/or access date in the 'Material & Methods' section of your paper or [in parenthesis] behind the reference.

Cite one part or record as:

Please add an additional reference to the default citation:

<FaEu expert(s)>, <year>, Fauna Europaea: <taxonomic group(s)>. Fauna Europaea version x.x, http://www.faunaeur.org


  • Citation of a family if the responsible Taxonomic Specialist is also a Group Coordinator:

    Magowski, Wojciech (2013) Fauna Europaea: Acariformes, Tarsonemoidea. Fauna Europaea version 2.6.2, http://www.faunaeur.org

  • Citation of a family, if the responsible Taxonomic Specialist is not a Group Coordinator(s):

    Aarvik, L.E. (2013) Fauna Europaea: Tortricidae. In: Karsholt, O. & Nieukerken, E.J. van (2013) Fauna Europaea: Lepidoptera, Moths. Fauna Europaea version 2.6.2, http://www.faunaeur.org

  • Citation of one higher taxonomic group (per Group Coordinator):

    Karsholt, O. & Nieukerken, E.J. van (2013) Lepidoptera, Moths. Fauna Europaea version 2.6.2, http://www.faunaeur.org



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