species_info {ALA4R}R Documentation

Fetch a taxon profile given a scientific name or LSID (GUID)

Description

Fetch a taxon profile given a scientific name or LSID (GUID)

Usage

species_info(scientificname, guid, verbose = ala_config()$verbose)

Arguments

scientificname

string: scientific name of the taxon of interest (species, genus, family etc)

guid

string: The Life Science Identifier of the taxon of interest

verbose

logical: show additional progress information? [default is set by ala_config()]

Value

A species profile in the form of a named list, each element of which is generally a data frame. An empty list is returned if no match is found for the supplied name or guid

Author(s)

Atlas of Living Australia support@ala.org.au

References

http://api.ala.org.au/

See Also

ala_config

Examples

s1=species_info("Grevillea humilis subsp. maritima")
str(s1)
s2=species_info(guid="urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:248651")
str(s2)
s3=species_info("Alaba",verbose=TRUE)
str(s3)

[Package ALA4R version 1.01 Index]