Wild Species 2015: section 3

Section 3 – Results

Assessed taxonomic groups

In total, 29 848 species have been assessed in this report. These species are divided among 34 different taxonomic groups: selected macrofungi, macrolichens, bryophytes, vascular plants, sponges, corals, freshwater bivalves, terrestrial and freshwater snails and slugs, spiders, mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies, stoneflies, grasshoppers and relatives, lacewings, beetles, ants, bees, yellowjacket wasps, caddisflies, moths and butterflies, scorpionflies, black flies, mosquitoes, horse flies, bee flies, flower flies, decapods, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Some of these taxonomic groups are assessed for the first time, while others are reassessments (Table 8).

Table 8. Summary of the taxonomic groups assessed in the reports of the Wild Species series.
Kingdom Taxonomic group 2000 2005 2010 2015
a) Fungi kingdom Fungi blank blank blank Selected macrofungi only
a) Fungi kingdom Lichens blank blank Macrolichens only Macrolichens only
b) Plant kingdom Bryophytes blank blank Mosses only All species
b) Plant kingdom Vascular plants Ferns and orchids only All species All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Sponges blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Corals blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Bivalves blank Freshwater mussels only Freshwater mussels only Freshwater bivalves only
c) Animal kingdom Snails and slugs blank blank blank Terrestrial and freshwater species only
c) Animal kingdom Spiders blank blank All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Mayflies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Dragonflies and damselflies blank All species All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Stoneflies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Grasshoppers and relatives blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Lacewings blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Beetles blank Tiger beetles only Predaceous diving beetles, ground beetles, and lady beetles only All species
c) Animal kingdom Ants blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Bees blank blank Bumble bees only All species
c) Animal kingdom Yellowjacket wasps blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Caddisflies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Moths and butterflies Butterflies only blank Butterflies and selected macromoths only All species
c) Animal kingdom Scorpionflies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Black flies blank blank All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Mosquitoes blank blank All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Horse flies blank blank All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Bee flies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Flower flies blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Decapods blank Crayfishes only Crayfishes only All species
c) Animal kingdom Sea cucumbers blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Sea urchins blank blank blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Fishes Freshwater species only All species blank All species
c) Animal kingdom Amphibians All species All species All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Reptiles All species All species All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Birds All species All species All species All species
c) Animal kingdom Mammals All species All species All species All species
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