[API-users] GBIF taxon page URLs by scientific name?

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Sat Jul 19 12:09:59 CEST 2014

Hi Ken-ichi,
the taxon page /species/{ID} is the one you should link to. We keep those identifiers stable and the (canonical) name alone is often a homonym and not guaranteed to be unique or even stable (we might correct typos for example).


On 18 Jul 2014, at 22:36, Ken-ichi <kenichi.ueda at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a way to link to a scientific name on the new GBIF? The old
> one would (and still does) let you link to taxon pages like this
> http://data.gbif.org/species/Rhus_typhina
> but the new GBIF seems to require an identifier in the URL. I could
> just link to http://www.gbif.org/species/search?q=Rhus%20typhina, but
> I'd rather link directly to the taxon page. Possible?
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