UK species inventory update on the NBN Atlas

The species dictionary on the NBN Atlas was updated with the latest version of the UK species inventory on 9 October 2020.
The main updates since the last update in April 2020 were:
  • Complete update to the Diptera, bringing the taxonomy in line with Chandler (2020). Checklist of Diptera of the British Isles:;
  • Complete update to the bird taxonomy to IOC version 10.2. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen  (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v10.2). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.2.
  • Big update to aphids to include many non-native and new species from Baker, E., Dransfield, R.D. & Brightwell, R. (2020). Current British Aphid Checklist:; and    
  • Inclusion of sub-ranks to:
    • most marine groups using Marine Species of the British Isles and Adjacent Seas. The UK Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (2020). Marine Species of the British Isles and Adjacent Seas (MSBIAS): a checklist of species derived from the UNICORN and Marine Recorder applications. Accessed at;
    • Hymenoptera using Broad G (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera – Introduction. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1113.; and
    •  Diptera.






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