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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 778,745.

7,938 Data sets
• Description only 5,651

Most recently added dataset is:

Basis of records

147 Collections

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Records by date
National Species Lists
Accepted names195,424
Species names152,080
Species with records111,566
478 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 134
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 418
Marine layers 36

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
289,236 Type specimens
Holotypes 53,912
Lectotypes 3,934
Neotypes 518
Isotypes 27,864
Types with images 1,137,174

DNA barcode data
Pages 55.84M
Specimen labels transcribed 653,376
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 81,131
Volunteers 3,707
Expeditions active 10
Expeditions completed 1,288
Total expeditions 1,759
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,756
Near Threatened 5,044
Least Concern/Unknown 351
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 111
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 10.13M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 6.00M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.03M
South Australia, Department for... 3.20M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.47M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,483
Reef Life Survey 366,210
Nature map 324,667
Digi vol 198,688
Australian National Insect... 193,703
Questagame 142,585
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 86,883
Climate watch 77,363
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 71,130
Queensland Department of... 60,509
Flickr 59,090
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,069
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,605
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 33.81M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.18M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 931,519
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 917,294
Queensland Museum 866,063
Museums Victoria 842,160
Western Australia, Department... 819,110
Department of Environment,... 731,793
Western Australian Museum 547,963
Queensland Department of... 533,816
South Australian Museum 483,443
Commonwealth Scientific and... 455,113
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 374,605
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 351,202
Department of Land Resource... 279,428
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,207
Australian Tropical Herbarium 185,331
University of New England 174,135
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,740
University of Adelaide 56,477
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 27,822
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
La Trobe University 12,118
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,384
University of Wollongong 11,092
Not supplied 66.66M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.24B records
Ecological research 316,088 events 3.21B records
Scientific research 140,221 events 3.58B records
Education 23,515 events 1.46B records
Citizen science 12,307 events 386.43M records
Environmental assessment 10,623 events 426.33M records
Collection management 10,476 events 490.45M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,961 events 536.03M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,436 events 119.53M records
Restoration/remediation 1,034 events 27.16M records
Other 57,822 events 2.73B records
TOTAL 1.70M events 16.75B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education27,254 events 1.67B records
Government11,615 events718.57M records
Other120,068 events 8.56B records
Unspecified 1.56M events 8.67B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,655
Taxa with images69,753
Species with images55,655
Subspecies with images3,219
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,523,624