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

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Thu Mar 15 20:07:34 CET 2018

Hi Dan,
you can find all backbone data here, it should not be a terribly long download:


On 15. Mar 2018, at 19:04, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu<mailto:dstoner at acis.ufl.edu>> wrote:

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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