Integrated Taxonomic Information System

The Integrated Taxonomic Information System is an American partnership of federal agencies designed to provide consistent and reliable information on the taxonomy of biological species. ITIS was formed in 1996 as an interagency group within the US federal government, involving several US federal agencies, has now become an international body, with Canadian and Mexican government agencies participating; the database draws from a large community of taxonomic experts. Primary content staff are housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and IT services are provided by a US Geological Survey facility in Denver; the primary focus of ITIS is North American species, but many biological groups exist worldwide and ITIS collaborates with other agencies to increase its global coverage. ITIS provides an automated reference database of common names for species; as of May 2016, it contains over 839,000 scientific names and common names for terrestrial and freshwater taxa from all biological kingdoms.

While the system does focus on North American species at minimum, it includes many species not found in North America among birds, amphibians, bacteria, many reptiles, several plant groups, many invertebrate animal groups. Data presented in ITIS are considered public information, may be distributed and copied, though appropriate citation is requested. ITIS is used as the de facto source of taxonomic data in biodiversity informatics projects. ITIS couples each scientific name with a stable and unique taxonomic serial number as the "common denominator" for accessing information on such issues as invasive species, declining amphibians, migratory birds, fishery stocks, agricultural pests, emerging diseases, it presents the names in a standard classification that contains author, date and bibliographic information related to the names. In addition, common names are available through ITIS in the major official languages of the Americas. ITIS and its international partner, Species 2000, cooperate to annually produce the Catalogue of Life, a checklist and index of the world's species.

The Catalogue of Life's goal was to complete the global checklist of 1.9 million species by 2011. As of May 2012, the Catalogue of Life has reached 1.4 million species—a major milestone in its quest to complete the first up-to-date comprehensive catalogue of all living organisms. ITIS and the Catalogue of Life are core to the Encyclopedia of Life initiative announced May 2007. EOL will be built on various Creative Commons licenses. Of the ~714,000 scientific names in the current database 210,000 were inherited from the database maintained by the National Oceanographic Data Center of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the newer material has been checked to higher standards of taxonomic credibility, over half of the original material has been checked and improved to the same standard. Biological taxonomy is not fixed, opinions about the correct status of taxa at all levels, their correct placement, are revised as a result of new research. Many aspects of classification remain a matter of scientific judgment.

The ITIS database is updated to take account of new research. Records within ITIS include information about how far it has been possible to verify them, its information should be checked against other sources where these are available, against the primary research scientific literature where possible. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Park Service NatureServe Smithsonian Institution United States Department of Agriculture United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Geological Survey United States Fish and Wildlife Service Encyclopedia of Life PlantList Wikispecies World Register of Marine Species Integrated Taxonomic Information System Canada Interface: Integrated Taxonomic Information System Mexico Interface: Sistema Integrado de Información Taxonómica Brasil Interface: Sistema Integrado de Informação Taxonômica –

O Terceiro Travesseiro

O Terceiro Travesseiro is an erotic-adult gay-romance novel by author Nelson Luiz de Carvalho. It is the first book of the O Terceiro Travesseiro series, introduces sixteen-year-old Marcus, who falls in love with Renato; the novel is followed by O Dia Seguinte. It was published in hardback in 1998, was the biggest selling book of 2007, it has been translated into 37 different languages. A film adaptation of O Terceiro Travesseiro was released in 2012. O Terceiro Travesseiro covers the true story of a love triangle formed by three youths - two boys and a girl. Marcus is a teenager who finds himself hopelessly in love with Mr Renato, who soon ends up delivering the passion, disturbed by the appearance of Beatrice in their lives; the relationship intensifies and the three decide to share the same apartment, the same bed and love. However, in the first day of this new life, Renato dies in a car accident and leaves Marcus in a fight like no other. Marcus Renato Beatriz O Terceiro Travesseiro has sold over 200,000 copies and will soon be launched in Japan.

The book is the discovery of homosexuality. Despite the uncertainties and fear of rejection by family and society, the two become involved, embarking on an intense relationship, full of discoveries sexual and romantic, travel, and soon discover the need to face the prejudice from family and society. A fateful event, transforms forever the life of Marcus passes the rest of his life waiting for "a miracle that never happened." In 2005, the book was made into a stage production directed by Regiana Antonini. It ran for four months in the respective years; the script was not aligned with the book. The author intends to soon launch a new stage version, with new producers, new direction and a new script written by himself close the book. O Terceiro Travesseiro was adapted into a film by Imagem Filmes; the film was directed by Alexandre Ziul and stars Cláudio Heinrich and Pedro Andrade as protagonists Marcus and Renato, respectively. The movie will be released in theaters in the Brazil on March 19, on DVD on November 23, 2012.

O Terceiro Travesseiro had about 400 pages, but launching a book of this size is expensive, so the author divided the book into two parts of 200 pages. The second part is called O Dia Seguinte and is still to be published. Official Website Publisher website Book website


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