ZooBank is the worldâ€™s official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, as recognized by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Zoobank accommodates the registration of four types of data objects: Published usages of scientific names for animals, publications that contain such usages, authors of such publications, and type specimens for scientific names of animals.
The ZooBank API exposes a variety of resources including search and retrieval of the aforementioned data types. Requests and responses may be JSON or HTML formatted.
Quick, what do these ten people have in common: Richard Dawkins, Bob Marley, Beyonce, John Cleese, George Bush, Kate Winslet, Adolph Hitler, David Attenborough and Hugh Hefner? Forget that question for the moment and concentrate on something more important. Zoobank, the world's official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, has released the Zoobank API.