A major component of the PBI: Global Biodiversity of Eumycetozoans project based at the University of Arkansas is an interactive web portal information system that is accessible through the project web site. The framework that drives the web portal is a modified version of a taxon-based web portal developed originally by Landcare Research in New Zealand. In addition to providing access to collection data ( Collection Search ), the portal represents a web-based search interface to eumycetozoan nomenclature ( Name Search ), descriptions of taxa ( Description Search ), images ( Image Search ) and literature ( Literature Search ). A mapping component that will generate worldwide distribution maps for particular species of eumycetozoans is available through Discover Life (see below).
The Database is best viewed with Internet Explorer.
An online nomenclatural information system on the Eumycetozoans (myxomycetes, dictyostelids and protostelids) of the world, providing information on more than 4,000 taxonomic names used in this group, is available at http://www.eumycetozoa.com/
This information system is based on an eXtensible Information System Prototype in development by Juan Carlos Hernández-Crespo. The nomenclatural data are derived from an extended and updated version of Nomenmyx , a nomenclatural taxa base of the myxomycetes, compiled by Carlos Lado.
Using this web site, one can search by different taxonomic ranks, learn the history of a particular name, determine all the synonyms of any single species and all of the taxa described or combined by a certain author, or obtain information relating to all of the taxonomic proposals in a specific publication.