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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 3,293,023.

9,171 Data sets
• Description only 6,613

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
290,757 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,069
Lectotypes 4,402
Neotypes 500
Isotypes 29,120
Types with images 1,207,636

DNA barcode data
Pages 56.40M
Specimen labels transcribed 672,885
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 83,569
Volunteers 3,860
Expeditions active 8
Expeditions completed 1,341
Total expeditions 1,819
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,762
Near Threatened 5,039
Least Concern/Unknown 353
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 114
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 15.10M
Office of Environment and... 10.23M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.65M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.03M
South Australia, Department for... 3.20M
Ocean Biogeographic Information... 2.86M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.33M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,467
Reef Life Survey 366,192
Nature map 324,663
Digi vol 198,688
Australian National Insect... 193,701
Questagame 175,107
European Molecular Biology... 118,893
Field data / Biological Data... 95,397
Citizen Science - ALA Website 91,240
Climate watch 77,359
Queensland Department of... 60,509
Flickr 59,929
University of Adelaide 56,489
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,069
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,686
Barcode of Life 35,692
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 23,582
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 35.76M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.02M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 929,653
Queensland Museum 865,251
Museums Victoria 842,144
Western Australia, Department... 802,872
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 748,028
Department of Environment,... 732,625
Western Australian Museum 547,953
Queensland Department of... 536,332
South Australian Museum 483,429
Commonwealth Scientific and... 455,483
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 403,242
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 377,876
Department of Land Resource... 318,783
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,831
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 215,565
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,204
Australian Tropical Herbarium 184,510
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,739
University of New England 88,965
University of Adelaide 56,476
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,652
The University of Melbourne 20,127
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,382
University of Wollongong 11,091
Not supplied 72.68M

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 318,251 events 3.32B records
Scientific research 171,514 events 4.09B records
Education 27,153 events 1.61B records
Citizen science 14,156 events 414.47M records
Collection management 11,724 events 527.24M records
Environmental assessment 11,040 events 434.10M records
Biosecurity management/planning 7,493 events 550.04M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,704 events 127.42M records
Restoration/remediation 1,060 events 27.24M records
Other 58,177 events 2.76B records
TOTAL 1.74M events 17.64B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education29,998 events 1.83B records
Government12,134 events744.64M records
Other140,215 events 9.26B records
Unspecified 1.59M events 8.76B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,482
Taxa with images69,728
Species with images55,482
Subspecies with images3,155
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,677,426