Species Data Bank: There are probably 25,000 unknown species in Norway

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According to the Species Data Bank, there are probably 72,190 species in Norway. As of today, 46,891 are known. That means that 25,299 species – 35% – remain to be discovered.

The information was stated in a new report on species diversity in Norway, which was presented on Wednesday.

The report assesses the current level of knowledge in taxonomy, distribution, and ecology on a scale from 0 to 5. All species groups of so-called eukaryotic organisms have been assessed, while viruses and bacteria, among others, were not included.

The report has been prepared by 56 subject matter experts, mainly affiliated with scientific institutions, on behalf of the Species Data Bank.

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