Our database now asks EOL for author and year of description for species names. It is using EOL's search API to pull the authority and link to the corresponding species page in EOL. If there is a positive response from EOL the authority and link will appear under the voucher code:

EOL gets the authority information from several sources (including Ubio and GenBank). However their taxonomy is far from complete and needs urgent updates.

Tags: API EOL web-services