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Occurrence records

74,897,084

records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 6,721,617.

6,183 Data sets
• Description only 4,127

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Basis of records

147 Collections

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Records by date
National Species Lists
Accepted names195,424
Synonyms146,974
Species names152,080
Species with records111,566
478 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 134
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 417
Marine layers 36

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
273,681 Type specimens
Holotypes 51,249
Lectotypes 3,962
Neotypes 489
Isotypes 26,182
Types with images 945,012

DNA barcode data
Records606,922
Species37,557
Countries220
Institutions790
Pages 54.54M
Volumes227,259
Titles138,002
Specimen labels transcribed 566,924
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 69,220
Volunteers 3,172
Expeditions active 11
Expeditions completed 1,118
Total expeditions 1,552
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,537
Near Threatened 5,047
Least Concern/Unknown 345
Listed under FFG Act 314
Extinct 157
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 9.24M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.47M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.65M
South Australia, Department of... 3.10M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,483
Reef Life Survey 366,210
Nature map 324,668
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,716
Questagame 120,162
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 77,498
Climate watch 77,363
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 58,125
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 45,518
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 19,719
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
ECOCEAN 5,345
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
32.15M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.33M
Centre for Australian National... 1.00M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 902,405
Queensland Museum 865,120
Museums Victoria 834,252
Western Australia, Department... 793,626
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 739,983
Department of Environment,... 730,801
Department of Science,... 528,495
Western Australian Museum 523,853
South Australian Museum 481,012
Commonwealth Scientific and... 450,599
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 278,248
Department of Land Resource... 273,679
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 181,588
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
University of New England 85,292
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 84,825
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 25,671
Scion 22,548
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,384
University of Wollongong 11,092
63.57M

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Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.09B records
Ecological research 309,540 events 2.99B records
Scientific research 130,510 events 3.33B records
Education 17,169 events 1.23B records
Collection management 8,758 events 431.11M records
Environmental assessment 7,087 events 317.27M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,757 events 490.07M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 4,911 events 116.37M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,097 events 91.29M records
Restoration/remediation 241 events 4.29M records
Other 54,937 events 2.43B records
TOTAL 1.66M events 15.08B records

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Occurrence downloads by user type
Education19,871 events 1.42B records
Government10,091 events584.59M records
Other96,040 events 7.35B records
Unspecified 1.53M events 8.38B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   53,620
Taxa with images67,334
Species with images53,620
Subspecies with images3,057
Taxa with images from
DigiVol
3,622
Taxa with images from
citizen science
27,523
Total number of images1,240,648