We have recently updated our taxonomic names backbone. We expect all ALA species searches to be functioning normally. If you notice any issues, please contact us. Read about the changes here

Search for records in Atlas of Living Australia

Note: the simple search attempts to match a known species/taxon - by its scientific name or common name. If there are no name matches, a full text search will be performed on your query

Find records that have

Find records for ANY of the following taxa (matched/processed taxon concepts)

Find records that specify the following fields

(YYYY-MM-DD) leave blank for most recent record date
(YYYY-MM-DD) leave blank for most recent record date
Search on:

Select one of the draw tools (polygon, rectangle, circle), draw a shape and click the search link that pops up.

Import an existing GIS area (currently supported formats: Well Known Text (WKT) POLYGON shape)

To search with other spatial file formats (shapefile, KML, etc.), please use the Spatial Portal - via the "Add to Map" ➜ "Areas" menu.

Copy & paste a WKT POLYGON string and click "Add to map":