[API-users] API for batch calling GBIF id -> checklist ID

Yan Wong yan at pixie.org.uk
Wed Feb 22 12:34:44 CET 2017

On 22 Feb 2017, at 11:14, Markus Döring <mdoering at gbif.org> wrote:

> the way you describe is the current way to go. 

Thanks a lot

> We are working with Kew to publish a new version for a long time, but things progress very slowly.

OK - looking forward to this.

> The other issue is that IPNI really is 3 datasets combined all of which can cover the same name. You should therefore be prepared to find multiple ids for the same name - even on their current website. See http://www.ipni.org/about_the_index.html

I’m assuming that is the purpose of the -1, -2  and -3 suffixes on their ID numbers - to specify which data set the name comes from.

> In the future we would like to add a scientificNameID property to the GBIF backbone taxa and populate that with IPNI, IF or ZooBank ids. But that is not available so far.

Is there an ETA for this? 1 year? 2 years? longer?!



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