[API-users] download url for GBIF Backbone Taxonomy?

Stoner, Dan dstoner at acis.ufl.edu
Thu Mar 15 19:04:34 CET 2018

Regarding the archive available for:


I attempted to download the archive using a command-line tool but cannot because:

    We’re sorry, but GBIF doesn’t work properly without JavaScript enabled.

I started the download from my browser and the expected download time keeps bouncing between 8 hours and 12 hours.

Two questions:

1. Is there a location on the Internet where I can download that file in a reasonable timeframe?

2. Is there a url that will function properly to download the file without requiring javascript?

Is there any interest in developing mirrors or a CDN to host some of these things within the community?


Dan Stoner
iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
University of Florida

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