GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

Checklist dataset published by The Global Biodiversity Information Facility

  • 2,497,114

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  • 4,416,347

    Taxa
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GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

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The GBIF Backbone Taxonomy, often called the Nub taxonomy, is a single synthetic management classification with the goal of covering all names GBIF is dealing with. It's the taxonomic backbone that allows GBIF to integrate name based information from different resources, no matter if these are occurrence datasets, species pages, names from nomenclators or external sources like EOL, Genbank or IUCN. This backbone allows taxonomic search, browse and reporting operations across all those resources in a consistent way and to provide means to crosswalk names from one source to another. It is updated regulary through an automated process in which the Catalogue of Life acts as a starting point also providing the complete higher classification above families. The backbone makes use of the following primary sources for it's names:

  • The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 (2275479)
  • Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (633839)
  • International Plant Names Index (597619)
  • Index Fungorum (287971)
  • World Register of Marine Species (184257)
  • Fauna Europaea (112305)
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (64263)
  • NUB Generator [autonym] (63460)
  • Paleobiology Database (41689)
  • IRMNG Homonym List (37432)
  • Euro+Med Plantbase (14275)
  • The National Checklist of Taiwan (12298)
  • The Clements Checklist (11389)
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (10914)
  • Afromoths, online datbase of Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera) (10861)
  • GRIN Taxonomy for Plants (9047)
  • Belgian Species List (8972)
  • Psocodea Species File (6612)
  • Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition (4885)
  • Catalogue of Afrotropical Bees (4695)
  • Endemic species in Taiwan (3920)
  • Orthoptera Species File (3744)
  • Coreoidea Species File (3396)
  • NUB Generator [implicit canonical] (3129)
  • Aphid Species File (3026)
  • Dermaptera Species File (2637)
  • Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN) (1307)
  • IOC World Bird Names (684)
  • Plecoptera Species File (542)
  • ICTV Master Species List (342)
  • Phasmida Species File (308)
  • Mantodea Species File (275)
  • Blattodea Species File (251)
  • World Typhlocybinae database (247)
  • Coleorrhyncha Species File (101)
  • Embioptera Species File (97)
  • True Fruit Flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) of the Afrotropical Region (27)
  • COA Wildlife Conservation List (25)
  • Taiwanese IUCN species list (24)
  • Invasive Alien Species in Belgium - HARMONIA database (2)

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Publication Date

Jul 2, 2013

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Mar 2, 2011

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