Lissovsky A.A., Sheftel B.I., Stakheev V.V., Ermakov O.A., Smirnov D.G., Glazov D.M., Strelnikov D.P., Ekonomov A.V., Titov S.V., Obolenskaya E.V., Kozlov Yu.A., Saveljev A.P. 2018. Creating an integrated information system for the analysis of mammalian fauna in the Russian Federation and the preliminary results of this information system // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.17. No.2: 85–90 [in English].
Andrey A. Lissovsky [firstname.lastname@example.org], Ekaterina V. Obolenskaya [email@example.com], Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 6, Moscow 125009, Russia; Valery V. Stakheev [firstname.lastname@example.org], Federal Research Center The Southern Scientific Centre of the RAS, Chehova 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russia; Boris I. Sheftel [email@example.com], Dmitri M. Glazov [firstname.lastname@example.org], Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, Leninskiy pr. 33, Moscow 119071, Russia; Oleg A. Ermakov [email@example.com], Sergey V. Titov [firstname.lastname@example.org], Dmitri G. Smirnov [email@example.com], Penza State University, Krasnaya 40, Penza 440026, Russia; Dmitri P. Strelnikov [firstname.lastname@example.org], Alexander V. Ekonomov [email@example.com], Yuri A. Kozlov [firstname.lastname@example.org], Alexander P. Saveljev [email@example.com], Russian Research Institute of Game Management and Fur Farming, Preobrazhenskaya str. 79, Kirov 610000, Russia.
ABSTRACT. The current capacity for the purposeful study of the mammalian fauna of Russia using public databases is discussed. A list of species of Russian fauna compiled under united principles is lacking and the lists of species published in different departments are inconsistent. Systems that can monitor changes in the qualitative or quantitative composition of the fauna are not yet sufficiently refined. The systematization of previously accumulated faunal data requires the involvement of qualified taxonomists. Nevertheless, initial work on the “Mammals of Russia” database, which currently contains 16 512 records on 235 species of mammals, has allowed us to positively assess the prospects for further ordering of faunal information within the country.
KEY WORDS: mammals, Russia, fauna, information system.