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.



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

Monocots (Monocotyledons)
  • Halophila beccarii (Alismatales: Hydrocharitaceae) Beccari's seagrass
    [Lee Chengfa Benjamin, 2012]
  • Nypa fruticans (Arecales: Arecaceae) Nipah Palm
    [Erika I. Halim, 2013]
  • Eichhornia crassipes (Commelinales: Pontederiaceae) Water Hyacinth
    [Lin Shuyan, 2014]
  • Caryota mitis (Arecales: Arecaceae) Clustering Fishtail Palm
    [Randolph Quek, 2014]

Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)



Arachnida (Spiders)

[Teo Huey Yee, 2015]

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]

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

Insecta (Insects)

Malacostraca (Malacostracans)

[Sharifah Nadia Alsagoff, 2015]

Maxillopoda (Barnacles)

Merostomata (Horseshoe crabs)

Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes)
[Li Xuezhi, 2013]
[Lin Yuan, 2015]
Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)

Amphibia (Amphibians)

[Siti Maimon Bte Hussin, 2015]

Reptilia (Reptiles)

lllllllllllll[Conor Dunne, 2013]

Mammalia (Mammals)

Aves (Birds)

[Vincent Rennie, 2015]
[Gayathiri, 2015]
[Celestine Yee Shi Le, 2015]



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!



· Treron vernans (Columbiformes: Columbidae) Pink-necked Green Pigeon
[Celestine Yee Shi Le, 2015]