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Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 813,933.

7,639 Data sets
• Description only 5,387

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
287,023 Type specimens
Holotypes 53,723
Lectotypes 4,107
Neotypes 520
Isotypes 28,191
Types with images 1,121,475

DNA barcode data
Pages 55.66M
Specimen labels transcribed 646,529
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 80,203
Volunteers 3,649
Expeditions active 9
Expeditions completed 1,265
Total expeditions 1,733
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,755
Near Threatened 5,041
Least Concern/Unknown 350
Listed under FFG Act 0
Extinct 111
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 10.11M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.98M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.90M
South Australia, Department for... 3.20M
Northern Territory Department... 1.49M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,483
Reef Life Survey 366,208
Nature map 324,667
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,695
Questagame 142,583
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,398
Citizen Science - ALA Website 83,914
Climate watch 77,363
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 70,800
Queensland Department of... 60,509
Flickr 58,877
University of Adelaide 56,490
CSIRO National Fish Collection 47,069
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
WCPS Bird Survey Project 40,561
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Not supplied 34.03M

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.35M
Centre for Australian National... 1.18M
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 928,403
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 917,293
Queensland Museum 866,057
Museums Victoria 842,160
Western Australia, Department... 815,924
Department of Environment,... 731,793
Western Australian Museum 547,963
Queensland Department of... 533,817
South Australian Museum 502,774
Commonwealth Scientific and... 454,968
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,867
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 351,202
Department of Land Resource... 279,108
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,492
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 183,908
University of New England 174,135
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 90,740
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 27,517
Scion 22,548
The University of Melbourne 20,128
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,373
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,384
University of Wollongong 11,092
Not supplied 66.63M

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 314,683 events 3.15B records
Scientific research 138,477 events 3.53B records
Education 23,391 events 1.46B records
Citizen science 11,945 events 375.16M records
Environmental assessment 10,477 events 420.96M records
Collection management 10,466 events 490.36M records
Biosecurity management/planning 6,936 events 536.02M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 4,391 events 119.42M records
Restoration/remediation 1,032 events 27.15M records
Other 57,760 events 2.68B records
TOTAL 1.70M events 16.56B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education26,664 events 1.67B records
Government11,162 events692.76M records
Other118,227 events 8.44B records
Unspecified 1.54M events 8.62B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   55,549
Taxa with images69,591
Species with images55,549
Subspecies with images3,213
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,497,431