World Biodiversity Database
Entry ID: WBD

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Summary
Abstract: ETI's World Biodiversity Database is a continuously growing taxonomic
database and information system that aims at documenting all presently
known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this important
biological information worldwide accessible. The WBD contains
taxonomic information (hierarchies), species names, synonyms,
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Description: Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
Dataset Title: World Biodiversity Database
Dataset Release Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: ETI
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/index.php
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS Parameter Definition
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DOMINANT SPECIES Parameter Definition
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ISO Topic Category
Quality Currently, the World Biodiversity Database contains 206812 taxa in 39
projects.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.eti.uva.nl/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EXPERT CENTER FOR TAXONOMIC IDENTIFICATION
Contact Address:
University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 61
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
City: Amsterdam,
Postal Code: NL-1092 AD
Country: The Netherlands
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 61
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
City: Amsterdam,
Postal Code: NL-1092 AD
Country: The Netherlands
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-25
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-09-26
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