The world is full of a vast array of extraordinary organisms, from the largest trees, mammals and fish to the tiniest diatoms, algae and bacteria. There is an enormous amount of information about these organisms and their lives, habits and characteristics. IdentifyLife is all about bringing people and the information about the world's living creatures together. IdentifyLife is a global, collaborative project providing ways to identify the world's living organisms. Welcome to IdentifyLife.

Use IdentifyLife's Keys Central to find keys to a wide range of living creatures, from aardvarks to zooplankton. You can search Keys Central's 532 keys for the one that best suits your needs. And if you know about or own a good web-based identification key, index it in Keys Central so that others can find it to use for their identifications. more...
My IdentifyLife is your space for getting involved. If you know a little or a lot about a group of organisms, join the IdentifyLife community and share your knowledge with others by contributing keys, building key resources, taking part in the Key to All Life project or joining discussions on IdentifyLife and its planning and development. more...
The Key to All Life is an ambitious project to build, over time, a flexible and powerful but simple key that can be used to identify any living creature from anywhere in the world. It's still in its infancy, but we've taken the first small steps. Soon, you'll be able to begin contributing to the Key to All Life through your My IdentifyLife page. more...

IdentifyLife is a collaborative partnership, acknowledging funding from: