Vernacular Names

gbif:VernacularName

Extension to core taxa that lists vernacular names for a scientific taxon

Keywords: dwc:Taxon

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


Properties



vernacularName
A common or vernacular name.
Examples: Andean Condor", "Condor Andino", "American Eagle", "Gänsegeier"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/vernacularName
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredtrue
source
Bibliographic citation referencing a source where the vernacular name refers to the cited species.
Examples: "Peterson Field Guide to the Eastern Seashore, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1961, p131"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/source
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
language
ISO 639-1 language code used for the vernacular name value.
Examples: ES
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type ISO 639-1 Language Codes
Requiredfalse
temporal
temporal context when name is/was used
Examples: 19th Century; 1950
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
locationID
An identifier for the set of location information (data associated with dcterms:Location). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
locality
The specific description of the area from which the vernacular name usage originates. Vernacular names may have very specific regional contexts. A name used for a species in one area may refer to a different species in another.
Examples: "Southeastern coastal New England from Buzzards Bay through Rhode Island"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locality
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
countryCode
The standard code for the country in which the vernacular name is used. Recommended best practice is to use the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 country codes available as a vocabulary at http://rs.gbif.org/vocabulary/iso/3166-1_alpha2.xml. For multiple countries separate values with a comma ","
Examples: "AR" for Argentina, "SV" for El Salvador. "AR,CR,SV" for Argentina, Costa Rica, and El Salvador combined.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/countryCode
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
sex
The sex (gender) of the taxon for which the vernacular name applies when the vernacular name is limited to a specific gender of a species. If not limited sex should be empty. For example the vernacular name "Buck" applies to the "Male" gender of the species, Odocoileus virginianus.
Examples: male
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/sex
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type Sex GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
lifeStage
The age class or life stage of the species for which the vernacular name applies. Best practice is to utilise a controlled list of terms for this value.
Examples: juvenile" is the life stage of the fish Pomatomus saltatrix for which the name "snapper blue" refers.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/lifeStage
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type Life Stage GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
isPlural
This value is true if the vernacular name it qualifies refers to a plural form of the name.
Examples: The term "Schoolies" is the plural form of a name used along the coastal Northeastern U.S. for groups of juvenile fish of the species, Morone saxatilis.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/isPlural
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/
Data Type Boolean Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
isPreferredName
This term is true if the source citing the use of this vernacular name indicates the usage has some preference or specific standing over other possible vernacular names used for the species.
Examples: Some organisations have attempted to assign specific and unique vernacular names for particular taxon groups in a systematic attempt to bring order and consistency to the use of these names. For example, the American Ornithological Union assigns the name "Pearl Kite" for the taxon, Gampsonyx swainsonii. The value of isPreferredName for this record would be true.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/isPreferredName
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/
Data Type Boolean Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
organismPart
The part of the organism to which the vernacular name refers. Best practice is to utilise a controlled vocabulary for this term although it is likely that multiple controlled lists for different organism groups may be the best implementation for this term.
Examples: The spice "Mace", is derived from the "aril" of the plant Myristica fragrans while the spice "nutmeg" is derived from the "seed." "Seed" and "Aril" represent two different values for organismPart.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/organismPart
Namespacehttp://rs.gbif.org/terms/1.0/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
taxonRemarks
A description of any context that qualify the specific usage of the vernacular name.
Examples: This name applies only when the fruit has been blessed by the tribal shaman
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonRemarks
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