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The Amphipod Pilot Species Project (AMPIS), a novel Dutch-Chinese taxonomic initiative (Peracarida, Amphipoda): a description of the project

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AMPIS is a comprehensive database of pictures and illustrations of the morphology of a collection of selected amphipod pilot species. All macro- and micro-characters of the entire body surface are systematically recorded. A pilot species in AMPIS is represented by a large number of illustrations and scanning electron micrographs accessible via a series of increasing magnification steps. Functional morphological interpretations will be made based on the inventories. Explanatory video recordings concerning specific behaviour will be added.

This unique vertical database, first of its kind, will be complementary to the many overlapping horizontal database projects that have been developed or are under construction. AMPIS will meet a demand for a framework of more detailed information of the highly complex morphology of amphipods. It is an entirely new approach towards taxonomic research.

AMPIS is the result of a cooperation between the Zoological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Radboud University of Nijmegen, and the University of Amsterdam, the last two partners from the Netherlands. The project is funded by the China Exchange Programme of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. AMPIS est une base de données d'images et d'illustrations de la morphologie d'une collection d'espèces sélectionnées d'amphipodes. Tous les macro- et micro-caractères de la surface du corps dans son entier sont systématiquement enregistrés. Une espèce pilote dans AMPIS est représentée par un grand nombre d'illustrations et de microphotographies réalisées en microspopie électronique à balayage via une série de grossissements successifs. Les interprétations en morphologie fonctionnelle seront réalisées à partir des inventaires. Des enregistrements vidéos explicatifs sur le comportement spécifique seront ajoutés.

Cette base de données unique, vertical, la première du genre, complètera les multiples projets de base de données horizontales, qui ont été développées ou sont en construction. AMPIS répondra à la demande pour une structure d'information plus détaillée sur la morphologie hautement complexe des amphipodes. C'est une approche entièrement nouvelle de la recherche taxonomique.

AMPIS est le résultat d'une coopération entre l'Institut de Zoologie de l'Académie des Sciences de Chine, l'Université Radboud de Nijmegen et l'Université d'Amsterdam, ces deux dernières des Pays-Bas. Le projet est financé par le «Programme d'échange avec la Chine» de l'Académie Royale des Sciences des Pays-Bas.

Affiliations: 1: Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 57, NL-1092 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Du-Tun Road, Beijing 100101, P.R. China; 3: Dept. of Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Wetland and Water Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands


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