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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 813,940.

7,386 Data sets
• Description only 5,147

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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
280,320 Type specimens
Holotypes 52,692
Lectotypes 4,113
Neotypes 516
Isotypes 28,177
Types with images 1,069,076

DNA barcode data
Pages 55.46M
Specimen labels transcribed 636,958
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 79,361
Volunteers 3,609
Expeditions active 13
Expeditions completed 1,254
Total expeditions 1,716
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,754
Near Threatened 5,040
Least Concern/Unknown 349
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 111
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 10.09M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.88M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.77M
South Australia, Department for... 3.14M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,482
Reef Life Survey 366,209
Nature map 324,665
Digi vol 198,689
Australian National Insect... 193,705
Questagame 142,585
European Molecular Biology... 118,897
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 85,848
Climate watch 77,363
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 70,548
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 58,788
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,115
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,503
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 33.94M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.35M
Centre for Australian National... 1.18M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 926,449
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 917,293
Queensland Museum 865,978
Museums Victoria 842,162
Western Australia, Department... 812,838
Department of Environment,... 731,792
Queensland Department of... 533,818
Western Australian Museum 523,852
South Australian Museum 502,747
Commonwealth Scientific and... 452,873
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,867
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 351,203
Department of Land Resource... 277,212
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 183,809
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,213
University of New England 85,291
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 84,825
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 27,503
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
Not supplied 66.37M

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.11M events 3.22B records
Ecological research 313,051 events 3.12B records
Scientific research 137,914 events 3.53B records
Education 23,209 events 1.45B records
Citizen science 11,862 events 373.44M records
Collection management 10,444 events 483.49M records
Environmental assessment 9,785 events 396.58M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,919 events 536.00M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,350 events 119.22M records
Restoration/remediation 1,025 events 27.10M records
Other 57,684 events 2.64B records
TOTAL 1.69M events 16.44B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education26,324 events 1.66B records
Government11,048 events668.44M records
Other116,941 events 8.38B records
Unspecified 1.54M events 8.59B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,246
Taxa with images69,269
Species with images55,246
Subspecies with images3,207
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,435,150