This search facility allows you to search for a species using the full species name. You may search all lists or narrow the search by selecting the appropriate checklist for the species you are looking for, then type a name into the Genus and/or Species name box and click Search.
All species present on the checklists available on this web site can be found using this search facility. The search will include synonyms.
If you choose the "OR" option you will get results that meet either of your criteria. For example, entering "Gyrinus" in the Genus Name box and "aeratus" in the Specific Name box will retrieve a list containing all species in the genus "Gyrinus" AND all species with the specific name "aeratus".
If you choose the "AND" option (set as the default option), you will get only the species that meet both of your criteria. For example, inputting "Gyrinus" in the Genus Name box and "aeratus" in the Specific Name box will retrieve only that combination. This search will usually produce a single binomial, but if the name is a synonym, more than one species will be displayed. If the species is not on the Irish checklist then no result will be produced.