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The BioData taxonomic system is organized as a hierarchically nested set of three naming systems.

Published Taxon Names

BioData Taxon Names

Bench Concepts

*This system is used to report taxonomic data in a standard taxonomic system that resolves nomenclatural synonyms.

**Each version is numbered and archived using standard conventions. The current version of the taxonomic system is applied to all data, whether collected in 2014 or 1993.



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Download BioData Taxonomy

Compare your list of taxonomic names with the downloaded USGS BioData Taxonomy using a contributed R script available at https://github.com/bishopia/biodata_check

Request a NEW Taxon 

Naming Conventions for Conditional and Provisional Taxa

Saving files in a Unicode file format for international character support

Versioning of the BioData Taxonomic System



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