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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 3,235,064.

10,036 Data sets
• Description only 6,820

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
0 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 0
Environmental/grided layers 0
Terrestrial layers 0
Marine layers 0

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
294,313 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,017
Lectotypes 4,579
Neotypes 503
Isotypes 30,898
Types with images 1,269,389

DNA barcode data
Pages 56.63M
Specimen labels transcribed 690,736
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 84,596
Volunteers 3,963
Expeditions active 7
Expeditions completed 1,372
Total expeditions 1,864
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,766
Near Threatened 5,047
Least Concern/Unknown 354
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 114
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.10M
Office of Environment and... 10.81M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.63M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.03M
South Australia, Department for... 3.24M
Ocean Biogeographic Information... 2.86M
Northern Territory Department... 2.12M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.33M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,468
Reef Life Survey 366,207
Nature map 324,658
Australian National Insect... 216,048
Digi vol 198,688
Questagame 193,357
European Molecular Biology... 118,896
Citizen Science - ALA Website 96,639
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Climate watch 77,361
Queensland Department of... 60,509
Flickr 60,230
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,066
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,911
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,743
Barcode of Life 35,692
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 23,582
Coral Reef Research 13,866
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 36.02M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.01M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 934,797
Queensland Museum 865,954
Museums Victoria 842,147
Western Australia, Department... 798,768
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 743,568
Department of Environment,... 728,265
Western Australian Museum 548,905
Queensland Department of... 536,331
South Australian Museum 483,435
Commonwealth Scientific and... 478,104
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 403,237
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 381,027
Department of Land Resource... 316,943
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,833
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,568
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,202
Australian Tropical Herbarium 183,480
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,738
University of New England 88,411
University of Adelaide 56,477
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,564
The University of Melbourne 20,002
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,381
University of Wollongong 11,014
Not supplied 74.21M

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 323,607 events 3.42B records
Scientific research 196,923 events 4.16B records
Education 27,885 events 1.65B records
Citizen science 14,317 events 419.84M records
Collection management 11,762 events 529.75M records
Environmental assessment 11,354 events 452.36M records
Biosecurity management/planning 8,338 events 559.83M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,805 events 128.27M records
Restoration/remediation 1,065 events 27.31M records
Other 58,502 events 2.81B records
TOTAL 1.78M events 17.95B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education31,046 events 1.95B records
Government12,529 events774.74M records
Other142,281 events 9.46B records
Unspecified 1.62M events 8.83B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   56,011
Taxa with images70,467
Species with images56,011
Subspecies with images3,179
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,761,723