LSM4254 - Principles of Taxonomy and Systematics: Species Pages on the Biodiversity of Singapore
A student-driven initiative to document and catalog the biological diversity of Singapore and present it in an easy-to-access manner.

This is done as part of the coursework for the Life Science Module LSM4254 Taxonomy and Systematics, offered by the Dept. of Biological Sciences, NUS.


Phaeophyceae (Brown algae)
[Yip Zhi Ting, 2017]



  • Volvox carteri (Volvocales: Volvocaceae) Colonial green algae
    [Zhao Peng, 2013]
Monocots (Monocotyledons)

Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)

[Seng Chin Teck, 2016]



Anthozoa (Anthozoans)

[Chan Wan Wen Rochelle, 2017]

Arachnida (Spiders)

Asteroidea (Sea Stars)

Echinoidea (Sea Urchins)

Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumber)

Hirudinea (leech)

Cephalopoda (Cephalopods)

Turbellaria (Flatworms)

  • Pseudobiceros gratus (Polycladida: Pseudocerotidae) Brown Stripped flatworm
    [Wesley Goi Chin Lui, 2011]

Gastropoda (Snails)
[Chang Jia Jin Marc, 2015]
  • Conus Magus (Sorbeoconcha: Conidae) Magician's cone
    [Sridharan Sheeraja, 2016)
  • Drupella rugosa (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) Rugose drupe
    [Wu Meng Yue, 2017)

Bivalvia (Bivalves)
  • Tridacna squamosa (Veneroida: Cardiidae) Fluted giant clam
    [Tricia Poh Shi Min, 2015]

Insecta (Insects)

[Tan Tze Min Sandy, 2016]
[Brent Tan, 2016]
[Ooi Qi En, 2016]
  • Dinomyrmex gigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae)
    [Gordon Yong Wenjie, 2016]
  • Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) Oriental Fruit Fly
    [Nur Arina Mohd Adom, 2016]
  • Xylotrupes gideon (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Brown Rhinoceros Beetle
    [Sean Yap, 2016]
  • Xylocopa latipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Tropical Carpenter Bee
    [Tan Yong Guang, 2016]
  • Lyssa zampa (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) Tropical Swallowtail Moth
[Sarah Monroe, 2016]

Malacostraca (Malacostracans)

[Tai Xiaotong Rosalind, 2017]

Maxillopoda (Barnacles)

Merostomata (Horseshoe crabs)

Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes)
[Li Xuezhi, 2013]
[Lin Yuan, 2015]
[Shelley Chan Hiang Ming, 2016]

Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
[Lee Juin Bin, 2016]

Amphibia (Amphibians)

[Siti Maimon Bte Hussin, 2015]

[Sin Kah Fai, 2017]

Reptilia (Reptiles)

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[Lim Jia Ying, 2016]

Mammalia (Mammals)

[Sim Hui Min, 2016]
[Lim Zong Xian, 2016]
[Michelle Gan Wan Jie, 2016]
  • Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) Malayan flying fox
    [de Souza Juliette Alexandra, 2017]

Aves (Birds)

[Lau Jun Jie, 2016]



[Amelia Lim, 2017]


Once you have decided on your organism, you can add it to the list above, under your taxonomic group. If that group has not been created yet, you can create your own. The following format should be used (e.g.):

Class Name (Vernacular name) <--Heading 2 font

  • Species Name (Taxonomic grouping) <--Normal font
    [Student Name, Year] <--Normal font

Next, once you have created your own species page, you should link it back to this page. You can do this by highlighting the text and then clicking the 'insert link' button on the top toolbar. Insert Wiki-link and choose an existing page. As such, you must have an already-created species page before you can link it!

  • Attacus atlas (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) Atlas Moth
    [Ow Shu Yu Sebastian, 2017]