MOSCHweb - a matrix-based interactive key to the genera of the Palaearctic Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Cerretti, P, Tschorsnig, H-P, Lopresti, M, Di Giovanni, F
Keywords:data matrix, description protocol, dip-, identification tool, interactive key, morphology, palaearctic region, tachinidae, tera, web application

We provide a general overview of features and technical specifications of an original interactive key web application for the identification of Palaearctic Tachinidae genera. The full list of terminal taxa included in the key, which is the most updated list of genera currently recorded for the Palaearctic Region, is given. We also briefly discuss the need for dealing with detailed and standardized taxa descriptions as a base to keep matrix-based interactive tools easily updated, by proposing a standardized protocol.

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