Prototype services over Names, Taxa and References documented within the Australian Faunal Directory (AFD), the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) and the Australian Plant Census (APC).
An attempt is made to use the TDWG vocabularies published at http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology in the hope that these outputs help to inform ongoing and collaborative evolution of an open 'TDWG ontology'. This means that we are not in a position to guarantee stability of the RDF, XML and HTML (especially the HTML) presented. In fact it would be wise to expect, or even request, our outputs from these services to change.
Output formats available on negotiation ( or direct file type spec.) are html, csv, xml, and json.
Do your best to tear it apart.
We will undertake to maintain the LSIDs, the abstract URIs and URLs for all data objects.
Seven local collections are exposed at this time:
These namespaces are published as linked data using abstract URIs of the following form:
- AFD identifies records using UUIDs,
- APNI uses legacy unique integer sequences (guaranteed persistent since 1990).
They deliver the current NSL hierarchy as taken from the AFD and APC classifications.
A reference tree presenting "as published" hierarchies is also available for many botanical taxa.
These services have URLs of the following form:
http: //biodiversity.org.au /branch /<branch-name> /<TaxonIdentifier> .<format>
They deliver a branch of the tree beginning at the node identified by <TaxonIdentifier>.
Available formats are html, csv, xml, and json.
The branch service also takes three optional parameters:
- stoprank=a rank code or name
- levels=any nonnegative integer
There are currently two services based on name "strings":
A name lookup service to facilitate client access to name objects using URI of the form
a Name Resolution Service to current taxon for a given name according to AFD/APC
The name searches also support content negiotiation but it should be noted that the constructed, naked URI is not a Resource Name. Name lookup can not be guaranteed to return a single object and taxon name resolution may return entirely different taxa at different times.
Names are case sensitive and All AFD names above Genus currently use UPPER case.
Content negotiation here is supported for rdf+xml (based on TDWG lsid vocs), xml (TCS) and html
LSID equivalents for all URNs are also supported
Full OAI-PMH services are available
The TAPIR implementation based on the TCS schema has been removed.
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