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The goal of the Encyclopedia will be to serve as an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and will stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species.
From the Choice review: "This Web site documents the highest age for more than 3,000 species, including 890 mammals, 817 birds, 120 amphibians, 777 reptiles, and 450 fish. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research hosts the site, which is authored by James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge ... and was originally published in 2000 as a book. "
Recommended by Choice Reviews Online, "The Reptile Database is a comprehensive inventory of all living reptile species, including snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles. The editor/curator is Peter Uetz (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.)"