[API-users] How to request complete taxonomic classification data for a taxon using GBIF web services?
geoff at galexy.net
Tue Aug 5 05:16:44 CEST 2014
I am new to the GBIF web services but have had some experience using the
web services exposed by ITIS, WoRMS and the Atlas of Living Australia. I
have a number of questions that this mailing list may be able to assist
with. I will send each question in a separate email to make it easier to
follow threads in case that becomes important. If appropriate, please just
respond by directing me to the relevant web-services documentation (to date
I have been working from http://www.gbif.org/developer/species and
My first question is how to request all available taxonomic classification
data for a taxon using GBIF web services?
For example, from Atlas of Living Australia web services, a request for
that information for the species *Ecsenius bicolor* yields:
species: Ecsenius bicolor
>From ITIS, I get the somewhat more detailed:
I can currently get the kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and
species from GBIF but I cannot get ranks like subphylum and superorder etc.
I have found an enumeration of taxonomic ranks within GBIF suggesting that
such ranks are supported:
However, it is not clear to me how to access this information using the
GBIF web services.
Any pointers in the right direction would be very helpful.
Gaia Guide Association
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