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
accepted_name_usage accepted_name_usage acceptedNameUsage Taxon The full name, with authorship and date information if known, of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) taxon. I S string
associated_media associated_media associatedMedia Occurrence A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of media associated with the Occurrence. I S string
associated_references associated_references associatedReferences Occurrence A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, bibliographic reference, global unique identifier, URI) of literature associated with the Occurrence. I S string
associated_sequences associated_sequences associatedSequences Occurrence A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of genetic sequence information associated with the Occurrence. I S string
associated_taxa associated_taxa associatedTaxa Occurrence A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers or names of taxa and their associations with the Occurrence. I S string
basis_of_record basisOfRecord basis_of_record basisOfRecord Record The specific nature of the data record. Basis Of Record I S string
behavior behavior behavior Occurrence A description of the behavior shown by the subject at the time the Occurrence was recorded. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. I S string
bibliographic_citation bibliographic_citation dcterms:bibliographicCitation Record I S string
catalogue_number raw_catalogNumber catalogue_number catalogNumber Occurrence An identifier (preferably unique) for the record within the data set or collection. Catalogue Number I S string
class classs class class Taxon Class Class I S string