Occurrence Records - Index Fields

This table provides information on the occurrence record field types and mappings between search terms, JSON output terms (see ALA web services), download headers, readable names, descriptions, Darwin Core (DwC) terms and classes, as well as other miscellaneous attributes. Data is derived from the JSON web service: https://biocache-ws.ala.org.au/ws/index/fields. More information can be found on the wiki page.
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Search term JSON output Download term DwC term DwC class Description Download description Other attributes
suitable_modelling suitable_modelling I S string
superfamily superfamily I S string
system_assertions system_assertions I S string
taxon_concept_lsid taxonConceptID taxon_concept_lsid taxonConceptID Taxon An identifier for the taxonomic concept to which the record refers - not for the nomenclatural details of a taxon. Taxon Concept GUID I S string
taxon_id taxon_id taxonID Taxon An identifier for the set of taxon information (data associated with the Taxon class). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set. I S string
taxon_name scientificName taxon_name scientificName Taxon The full scientific name, with authorship and date information if known. When forming part of an Identification, this should be the name in lowest level taxonomic rank that can be determined. This term should not contain identification qualifications, which should instead be supplied in the IdentificationQualifier term. Scientific Name I S string
taxon_remarks taxon_remarks taxonRemarks Taxon Comments or notes about the taxon or name. I S string
taxonomic_issue taxonomic_issue Taxon identification issue Taxon identification issue I S string
taxonomic_kosher taxonomicKosher taxonomic_kosher Taxonomic Quality Taxonomic Quality I S string
taxonomic_status taxonomic_status taxonomicStatus Taxon The status of the use of the scientificName as a label for a taxon. Requires taxonomic opinion to define the scope of a taxon. Rules of priority then are used to define the taxonomic status of the nomenclature contained in that scope, combined with the experts opinion. It must be linked to a specific taxonomic reference that defines the concept. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. I S string