The Biota of Canada

The Biological Survey of Canada has updated their seminal publication “Canada and Its Insect Fauna” (Danks 1979), with an all-new work: The Biota of Canada: Terrestrial Arthropods. This open-access work featuring 32 chapters by Canada’s top biodiversity experts was published in early 2019. It is available online at:

The Biological Survey of Canada has been documenting the arthropod fauna of Canada since 1979, and is interested in expanding coverage to include all living organisms in Canada. We seek partners to collate, summarize, analyze, and disseminate information on non-arthropod species. Please get in touch with the BSC Secretary at if you are interested in getting involved in this project.



Page updated on Jun 12, 2021