Why choose Scratchpads?

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Whether you want to prepare a paper with colleagues, build a bibliographic database or create a reference collection of images and observations, Scratchpads can help.

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Solanaceae Source

Solanaceae Source aims to provide a worldwide taxonomic monograph of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The family is of considerable economic importance and contains species that are used as food (potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants), medicines (henbane and deadly nightshades) and in horticulture (petunias)

Sampled Red List Index for Plants

SRLI for Plants collects vital information on plant species, including habitat, population and threats, which are used to determine risk of extinction. This is part of an ongoing monitoring effort to help understand the status and trends of plant species over time.

African ichthyology portal

Africhthy is a web portal for African ichthyology created to make available species data & literature as well as to promote efficient networking and collaboration among professionals, students and hobbyists.

AntKey

Antkey is a community resource for the identification of invasive, introduced and commonly intercepted ant species from across the globe

Checklist of the Western Palaearctic Bees

Of the about 20,000 described bee species worldwide more than 3,300 occur in the western Palaearctic biogeographic region and this website aims to provide regularly updated information about their taxonomy and distribution.

Scratchpads around the world

579 Scratchpads by 6,465 active users covering 166,518 taxa in 1,374,528 pages.

Our 25 Scratchpads ambassadors are located across the globe: