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I have noted that the present database does not list the same number of valid species as version 1.0 did (as published in the supplementary data S1 of Burgin et al.). This is of course only natural in a continuously updated database, but the starting screen of the ASM database gives a mixed picture. The total number of species included is given as in version 1.0, whereas the full taxonomy that can be downloaded, as well as the individual entries, must add up to a different number of species, as much has changed in the taxonomic treatment. For example, in version 1.0 the genus Oreotragus contains 11 species, but in the present database there is only one species. It seems like much of the splitting done by Groves and Grubb in their book Ungulate taxonomy was accepted in version 1.0, but not so in the present database. Have I misunderstood the contents of the Excel file in supplementary data S1, or of the present database, or both?