references are used?
The scientific and common names which are used in the Conservation Needs
Assessment software are derived from a combination of the
IUCN Red List and the
AmphibiaWeb database. These are the two
main taxonomic references that form the basis of the names in our
However, taxonomy is a very dynamic field of study and it is likely that
some of the scientific and common names in the current database might
change in the future. Unfortunately,
Amphibian Ark doesn’t have the necessary resources to stay on top of new
species names, changes to genera etc. and often we find that local
amphibian experts know one or several new species that aren't yet
included in the Red List or AmphibiaWeb. We recognize that it is
important to include all species in our database, along with the most
current species names, so we will add or update anything that is brought
to our attention.
So, if you would find any errors or omissions in our species list, we
kindly ask you to send us an email at
indicating in the subject line that you would like a change made to the
species database, and send us the proposed change or addition. Please
also include a link to a valid reference document, so we can verify the
update. Please see the
taxonomic changes and additions help
page for additional information.