Pan-species listing

The aim of Pan-species listing is to list and record species from all taxonomic groups, thus improving knowledge and understanding of the less popular groups of wildlife. Many people’s lists will naturally show a bias towards the most popular groups: Birds, Plants and Moths, however those near the top of the leaderboard usually have a vast knowledge of the less popular groups (E.G. David Gibbs who has seen over 3,000 flies!).

My lifetime aim is to see 10,000 species in the UK, which is a little way away at the moment. At the end of 2016, my overall total was 2729 species. My goal for 2017 is to find 1000 more species! My current group totals and ranking can be seen here:

http://www.brc.ac.uk/psl/users/calum-u

This is a table showing my totals and ranking for the end of 2016, and my targets for the end of 2017:

Group 2016 Total 2016 Ranking (out of 192) 2017 Target
Algae 24 23rd 50
Slime Moulds 2 Joint 45th 4
Protists 1 Joint 10th 2
Lichens 5 Outside top 50 50
Fungi 101 Outside top 50 150
Bryophytes 86 30th 160
Vascular Plants 860 38th 950
Sponges 2 Joint 12th 4
Comb-jellies 0 Unranked 1
Cnidarians 10 Joint 14th 15
Molluscs 98 13th 120
Bryozoans 1 Joint 25th 2
Annelid Worms 12 Joint 18th 20
Platyhelminth Worms 4 Joint 11th 8
Sea-spiders 0 Unranked 1
Arachnids 75 28th 125
Myriapods 49 6th 55
Crustaceans 31 Joint 20th 40
Springtails etc. 1 Outside top 50 2
3-tailed Bristletails 3 Joint 11th 5
Odonata 25 Outside top 50 30
Orthopteroids 22 Joint 27th 27
Hemipteroids 77 45th 130
Hymenoptera 62 Joint 42nd 120
Coleoptera 217 Joint 38th 417
Diptera 85 48th 150
Butterflies 34 Outside top 50 40
Moths 481 48th 600
Remaining Insect Orders 14 47th 40
Echinoderms 6 Joint 13th 10
Tunicates 0 Unranked 1
Fish 46 12th 55
Reptiles 6 Joint 26th 7
Amphibians 6 Joint 33rd 7
Birds 248 Outside top 50 290
Mammals 35 Outside top 50 40
Other Animals 0 Unranked 1
Overall 2729 41st 3729

 

 

 

 

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