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Endemic species in Taiwan

Latest version published by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) on Mar 25, 2014 Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF)

Taiwan is a continental island, located between the southeastern coastline of mainland China and Japan's Ryukyu Islands. With diverse terrain and wide range of vertical elevations, Taiwan has tropical, subtropical, temperate, and frigid climate zones. These unique geographical conditions, coupled with the effect of habitat isolation, gave Taiwan its high biodiversity. The endemic species of Taiwan denotes the native plants and animals of Taiwan and its offshore islands such as Penghu Archipelago, Orchid Island, Green Island, etc. Even though the areas are small, the Checklist of Taiwan (TaiBNET) lists around 50,000 valid species scientific names. Among them, 8,000 are endemic species (including endemic subspecies and varietas), showing the abundance of Taiwan’s endemic Species. TaiBNET also provides information on these species, such as their scientific names (including authors and years), common names, and synonyms. Through Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF), the information on these endemic species are published and then shared and exchanged with other GBIF participants. Users can use keywords to link to other websites with relevant information. All these efforts will result in the circulation and utilization of information in the areas of research, education and conservation.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8,853 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 8,853 records in English (273 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e1c9e885-9d8c-45b5-9f7d-b710ac2b303b.  Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Checklist; Inventoryregional

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kun-Chi Lai
Research Assistant
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist. 115 Taipei TAIWAN TW +886 2 27839161
http://taibif.org.tw

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kwang-Tsao Shao
Research Fellow
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist. 115 Taipei TAIWAN TW +886 932152991
http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw

Who filled in the metadata:

Jack Lin
Software Engineer
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist. 115 Taipei TAIWAN TW +886 2 27839161
http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Jack Lin
Software Engineer
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist. 115 Taipei TW +886 2 27899161
http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw

Geographic Coverage

Taiwan island and adjacent islets.

Bounding Coordinates South West [20.44, 116.21], North East [26.93, 124.61]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e1c9e885-9d8c-45b5-9f7d-b710ac2b303b
http://taibif.tw/ipt/resource.do?r=taibnet_endemic