Lookup details for specific names in all taxonomies in GBIF.

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Description

This is a taxize version of the same function in the rgbif package so as to not have to import rgbif and thus require GDAL binary installation.

Usage

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gbif_name_usage(key = NULL, name = NULL, data = "all", language = NULL,
  datasetKey = NULL, uuid = NULL, sourceId = NULL, rank = NULL,
  shortname = NULL, start = NULL, limit = 20, ...)

Arguments

key

(numeric) A GBIF key for a taxon

name

(character) Filters by a case insensitive, canonical namestring, e.g. 'Puma concolor'

data

(character) Specify an option to select what data is returned. See Description below.

language

(character) Language, default is english

datasetKey

(character) Filters by the dataset's key (a uuid)

uuid

(character) A uuid for a dataset. Should give exact same results as datasetKey.

sourceId

(numeric) Filters by the source identifier. Not used right now.

rank

(character) Taxonomic rank. Filters by taxonomic rank as one of: CLASS, CULTIVAR, CULTIVAR_GROUP, DOMAIN, FAMILY, FORM, GENUS, INFORMAL, INFRAGENERIC_NAME, INFRAORDER, INFRASPECIFIC_NAME, INFRASUBSPECIFIC_NAME, KINGDOM, ORDER, PHYLUM, SECTION, SERIES, SPECIES, STRAIN, SUBCLASS, SUBFAMILY, SUBFORM, SUBGENUS, SUBKINGDOM, SUBORDER, SUBPHYLUM, SUBSECTION, SUBSERIES, SUBSPECIES, SUBTRIBE, SUBVARIETY, SUPERCLASS, SUPERFAMILY, SUPERORDER, SUPERPHYLUM, SUPRAGENERIC_NAME, TRIBE, UNRANKED, VARIETY

shortname

(character) A short name..need more info on this?

start

Record number to start at

limit

Number of records to return

...

Curl options passed on to GET

Value

A list of length two. The first element is metadata. The second is either a data.frame (verbose=FALSE, default) or a list (verbose=TRUE)

References

http://www.gbif.org/developer/summary

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