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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 3,467,061.

8,411 Data sets
• Description only 6,061

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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
293,268 Type specimens
Holotypes 54,639
Lectotypes 4,390
Neotypes 505
Isotypes 28,892
Types with images 1,161,604

DNA barcode data
Pages 56.01M
Specimen labels transcribed 658,512
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 81,590
Volunteers 3,749
Expeditions active 8
Expeditions completed 1,305
Total expeditions 1,774
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,763
Near Threatened 5,036
Least Concern/Unknown 353
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 114
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.61M
Office of Environment and... 10.16M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.58M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 5.03M
South Australia, Department for... 3.20M
Ocean Biogeographic Information... 2.86M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,471
Reef Life Survey 366,203
Nature map 324,657
Digi vol 198,687
Australian National Insect... 193,698
Questagame 163,196
European Molecular Biology... 118,893
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Citizen Science - ALA Website 89,077
Climate watch 77,360
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 59,339
University of Adelaide 56,489
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,069
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,656
Barcode of Life 35,691
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,415
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 23,580
Coral Reef Research 13,866
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 35.14M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.50M
Centre for Australian National... 1.02M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 921,333
Queensland Museum 865,114
Museums Victoria 842,139
Western Australia, Department... 799,969
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 748,025
Department of Environment,... 732,621
Western Australian Museum 547,952
Queensland Department of... 536,339
South Australian Museum 483,434
Commonwealth Scientific and... 455,148
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 376,006
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 351,198
Department of Land Resource... 318,177
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,834
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 211,734
Auckland War Memorial Museum 193,201
Australian Tropical Herbarium 183,773
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,738
University of New England 88,968
University of Adelaide 56,476
Scion 28,934
James Cook University 26,060
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... 11,382
University of Wollongong 11,092
Not supplied 70.62M

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 316,361 events 3.23B records
Scientific research 140,896 events 3.60B records
Education 23,544 events 1.46B records
Citizen science 12,444 events 389.14M records
Environmental assessment 10,701 events 427.19M records
Collection management 10,498 events 490.52M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,979 events 536.54M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,485 events 119.68M records
Restoration/remediation 1,037 events 27.18M records
Other 57,950 events 2.73B records
TOTAL 1.70M events 16.80B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education27,543 events 1.70B records
Government11,756 events722.12M records
Other120,734 events 8.59B records
Unspecified 1.57M events 8.68B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,221
Taxa with images69,363
Species with images55,221
Subspecies with images3,136
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,598,519