Occurrence Records - Index Fields

This table provides information on the occurrence record field types and mappings between search terms, JSON output terms (see ALA web services), download headers, readable names, descriptions, Darwin Core (DwC) terms and classes, as well as other miscellaneous attributes. Data is derived from the JSON web service: https://biocache-ws.ala.org.au/ws/index/fields. More information can be found on the wiki page.
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Search term JSON output Download term DwC term DwC class Description Download description Other attributes
assertions assertions assertions Record issues I S i18n string
basis_of_record basisOfRecord basis_of_record basisOfRecord Record The specific nature of the data record. Basis Of Record I S string
catalogue_number raw_catalogNumber catalogue_number catalogNumber Occurrence An identifier (preferably unique) for the record within the data set or collection. Catalogue Number I S string
class classs class class Taxon Class Class I S string
collection_code raw_collectionCode collection_code collectionCode Record The name, acronym, coden, or initialism identifying the collection or data set from which the record was derived. Collection Code I S string
collection_name collectionName collection_name Collection Collection I S string
collection_uid collectionUid collection_uid Collection Collection ID I S string
collector collector collector recordedBy Occurrence A list (concatenated and separated) of names of people, groups, or organizations responsible for recording the original Occurrence. The primary collector or observer, especially one who applies a personal identifier (recordNumber), should be listed first. Collector I S string
common_name vernacularName common_name vernacularName Taxon A common or vernacular name. Vernacular name I S string
country country country country Location The name of the country or major administrative unit in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. Country - parsed I S i18n string