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)
[Tay Siang Lin, 2017]

Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)

[Seng Chin Teck, 2016]
...........[Srishti Arora, 2017]
[Robyn Lim Jing Ying, 2017]
...........[Lim Wan Xin, 2017]
...........[Tang Kai Yin, 2017]
[Nicole Quah Jing Wen, 2017]


Anthozoa (Anthozoans)

[Goh Yi Le, 2017]
[Chan Wan Wen Rochelle, 2017]
[Pang Hui En, 2017]
  • Porites lutea (Scleractinia: Poritidae)
    [Sean Pang Eng Howe, 2017]

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]
[Sia Chang Han, 2017]
[Tan Yi Gain, 2017]
[Lim Chun Wei, 2017]

Bivalvia (Bivalves)
[Ang Ju Hui, 2017]
  • 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]
[Ng Shu Tian, 2017]
[Chin Zhen Yue, 2017]

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]
[Kim Mi Jin, 2017]
  • Tyto alba (Strigiformes: Strigidae) Common Barn Owl
[Neo Shi Hui Theresa, 2017]
[Wong Chee Weng, 2017]
  • Garrulax leucolophus (Passeriformes: Leiothrichinidae) White-crested laughingthrush
    [Choo Yan Ru, 2017]


[Jasmine Poh, 2017]


[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!