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25 de febrero de 2014

Favorite online ID resources

There are some fantastic online resources for identifying the many life forms that I encounter. Here are some that are more targeted in scope and useful for a novice. My choices are slanted towards, but not limited to, California. There are others (BugGuide, Moth Photographers Group are examples) that are better suited to someone with more than a beginning knowledge of a topic. Some of the links have been provided by other iNat users so please leave a comment if you know of other fine online resources.

Guides

Herps

California Reptiles and Amphibians
http://www.californiaherps.com/info/identification.html

Shasta Co. Field Herpetological Resource Site
Look for links to specific keys on the left.
http://www.shastaherps.org/

Tadpoles of Coastal Southern California - USGC guide
http://www.werc.usgs.gov/ProjectSubWebPage.aspx?SubWebPageID=4&ProjectID=75

A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California
http://www.werc.usgs.gov/ProjectSubWebPage.aspx?SubWebPageID=1&ProjectID=75

Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona
http://www.reptilesofaz.org/


Spiders

Frequently Encountered Spiders in California
http://nature.berkeley.edu/~callobius/cbcstuff/common_spiders/big_spi_quilt.html


Plants

CalFlora
http://www.calflora.org/entry/wgh.html

San Diego County Plant Atlas
http://www.sdplantatlas.org/

Simplified Key to Conifer Genera of the US
American Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/learn/biodiversity_counts/ident_help/Text_Keys/conifer_key.htm

Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
https://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/BA8FFA18-B7CD-4D98-88FF-AF234D5F9ACD/18437/pub1669LeafKey.pdf

Wildflower Search Engines
http://www.wildflowersearch.com/
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Wildflowers


Ocean Plants

Seaweed & Kelp
Fantastic sight by Emerald Diving
http://emeralddiving.com/id_seaweeds.html

Guide to Seaweeds and Seagrasses
is focused on Netarts Bay, Oregon but is very helpful for west coast species.
http://www.netartsbaytoday.org/html/guide_to_seasweeds.html


Lady Beetles

Discover Life guide
http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?guide=Ladybug


Galls

I have a whole journal entry on just Gall identification sites
http://www.inaturalist.org/journal/finatic/2183


Flies

Zurqui All-Diptera Biodiversity Inventory
Guide to identify the most common fly families
http://phorid.net/zadbi/education/how-to-identify-flies/


Mushrooms

Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/major_groups.html


Terrestrial Mollusc

Nice interactive key by University of Florida
http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/key.php?key=tmt


Sea Turtles

NOAA
http://oilspill.fsu.edu/images/pdfs/turtle-id-placard.pdf


Bees

Bumble Bees of the Western United States
http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/Western_BB_guide.pdf

Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/documents/BumbleBeeGuideEast2011.pdf


Moths

Santee - San Diego County Moth
http://www.pbase.com/m3ling/santee_moths

Moths of Orange County, California
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/lepidopt/Moths.htm

Moth Photographers Group
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/MainMenu.shtml

BugGuide Silhouette Key to Major Moth Families
http://bugguide.net/node/view/21675


Mammals

Coyote Subspecies
Various other places on the web have the same information but I find this map and key the easiest to use.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/2/27/20130204055227!Coyote_subspecies_distribution_map.svg


Multiple Guides

Multiple Identification Keys for Florida fauna
http://www.flbenthos.org/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=51H16964&rnd=875666&rrc=N&affl&cip&act&aff&pg=cat&ref=links_online_taxonomic&catstr=HOME:links

Discover Life Identification Guides
Many different guides that are useful to varying degrees.
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q

Sonoran Desert Naturalist
Wide range of flora and fauna
http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/index.html

Jim's Place
Lassen County in Northeastern California
Mountain Meadows Invertebrates
https://sites.google.com/a/calneva.org/jim-s-place/mmbinvertebrates






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