Whoa…now this is a phenomenal tool. iSpecies is a simple, minimalist page ala Google, with a single text entry box. Type in any taxon name, hit enter, and it comes back at you with genomics data, images, and documents on the organism(s). It’s a species search engine!

(via Evolgen)


  1. Kagehi says

    Ack! I have to register some place again? Or will this thing actually remember me?

    As to the actually subject.. Definitly interesting. Though, I am not sure what a “mouse bikini” has to do with the term mouse. suppose it could be worse though, and generate an image from the fury porn Shayla the Pink Mouse. lol

  2. Tara Mobley says

    I think I like the iSpecies. Now I just need to learn more taxa so I can play with it.

  3. HPLC_Sean says

    –Hey now! How you doin’?–
    I was curious what iSpecies would come up with if I entered sativa. Just then she appeared like a vision on the screen, a fine example of the species, looking for “anyone for anything”, and currently in an open/swinger relationship.

  4. Ginger Yellow says

    The Indonesian mimic octopus page throws up some nice pictures, but the other stuff seems unrelated – a book on culture in non-human primates for example. What’s the animal’s proper name?

  5. Torbjorn Larsson says

    Nice! Even general stuff like ‘zebrafish’, ‘squid’ and ‘google’ gives a response.

    Wait… google is from a funny phyla to place here. Perhaps it is added as some sort of webliving species – maybe they are testing and improving cladistics on new fields. :-)