Species Distribution

gbif:Distribution

Geographic distribution of a taxon

Keywords: dwc:Taxon

Link: http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/distribution.xml


Properties



locationID
A code for the named area this distributon record is about. Use a prefix for each code to indicate the source of the code, see http://rs.gbif.org/areas/ for list of coding schemes and their recommended prefix.
See also http://rs.gbif.org/areas/
Examples: TDWG:AGS-TF; ISO:AR; WOEID:564721
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
locality
The verbatim name of the area this distributon record is about.
Examples: Patagonia
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locality
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
countryCode
ISO3166 alpha 2 (3 is permissable) country codes the area belongs to or as an alternative for a lcoationID if the area is a country. For multiple countries separate values with a comma ","
Examples: "AR" - "US,CA,MX"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/countryCode
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
lifeStage
The distribution information pertains solely to a specific life stage of the taxon.
Examples: adult
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/lifeStage
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type Life Stage GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
occurrenceStatus
Term describing the status of the organism in the given area based on how frequent the species occurs.
Examples: absent
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceStatus
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type Occurrence Status GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
threatStatus
Threat status of a species as defined by IUCN: http://www.iucnredlist.org/static/categories_criteria_3_1#categories
Examples: "EX" "EW" "CR"
Qualified Namehttp://iucn.org/terms/threatStatus
Namespacehttp://iucn.org/terms/
Data Type IUCN Threat Status Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
establishmentMeans
Term describing whether the organism occurs natively, is introduced or cultivated.
Examples: introduced
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/establishmentMeans
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type Establishment Means GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
appendixCITES
The CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix number the taxa is listed. It is possible to have different appendix numbers for different areas, but "global" as an area is also valid if its the same worldwide
See also http://www.cites.org/eng/app/index.shtml
Examples: II
Qualified Namehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/appendixCITES
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/
Data Type CITES Appendix Numbers
Requiredfalse
eventDate
Relevant temporal context for this entire distribution record including all properties preferrably given as a year range or single year on which the distribution record is valid. For the same area and taxon there could therefore be several records with different temporal context, e.g. in 5 year intervalls for invasive species.
Examples: "1930"; "1939-1945"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventDate
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
startDayOfYear
Seasonal temporal subcontext within the eventDate context. Useful for migratory species. The earliest ordinal day of the year on which the distribution record is valid. Numbering starts with 1 for January 1 and ends with 365 for December 31.
Examples: "90"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/startDayOfYear
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
endDayOfYear
Seasonal temporal subcontext within the eventDate context. The latest ordinal day of the year on which the distribution record is valid
Examples: "120"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/endDayOfYear
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
source
Source reference for this distribution record. Can be proper publication citation, a webpage URL, etc.
Examples: "Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (2006-). Published on the Internet http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/ July, 2009"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/source
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
occurrenceRemarks
Comments or notes about the distribution
Examples: "Excluded because of misidentification"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceRemarks
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
datasetID
An identifier for a subset of data.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#datasetID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse