Total number of all catalogued species
Figure 1. Total number of all catalogued species1,2 on Earth from major organismal groups.
Chart by Janina Kypke.




1. IUCN 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. <http://www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2016.

2. Newton, A.F. (2015) Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A Survey of the Families. Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88, 283–304.