visualize the rise and fall of taxononmic synonyms

You probably knew that species have scientific names written in Latin. But did you know that one organism typically has several of them? And that they are sometimes hotly contested?

This applications finds all the different names for a particular species, and visualizes how often those names were published through history. You can see how the use of names grow and change. The names are provided by the Encyclopedia of Life and the publications are from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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