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Taxon DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.1-DRAFT-2018_09_26 (25 September 2018)

Bioschemas specification for describing a biological taxon


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Key to specification table

CD = Cardinality

Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


Bioschemas:

Taxon name (without authorship nor date information) of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) taxon.

ONE
Marginality: Recommended.
isContainedIn BioChemEntity
Schema:

Indicates a BioChemEntity that this BioChemEntity is (in some sense) part of.


Bioschemas:

Direct, most proximate higher-rank parent taxon

ONE
rank URL
Bioschemas:

The taxonomic rank of this name given as a URI from a controled vocabulary, typically the ranks from TDWG TaxonRank ontology or equivalent Wikidata URIs

MANY
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item. BioChemEntity: Link to the official webpage associated to this entity.


Bioschemas:

Link to the webpage associated with this taxon

ONE
Marginality: Optional.
additionalType URL
Schema:

An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the ‘typeof’ attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally. BioChemEntity: Whenever a suitable profile exists, the profile type should be used in addition to the BioChemEntity type. Other additional types are always possible via the additionalType property. For instance, http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PR_000000001 is the type used for the Protein profile but http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_010043 or https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q8054 can be used as an additionalType if that results useful somehow to the data providers.


Bioschemas:

A Taxon type from a well known vocabulary, e.g. DarwinCore http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon or http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonConcept#TaxonConcept

MANY
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


Bioschemas:

Scientific name, possibly including authorship and date information, of a synonym of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) taxon.

MANY
sameAs URL
Schema:

URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item’s identity. E.g. the URL of the item’s Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.


Bioschemas:

URL of third-party webpages describing the same taxon

MANY
scientificName Text
Bioschemas:

Full scientific name, with authorship and date information if known

ONE
scientificNameAuthorship Text
Bioschemas:

Authorship information for the scientificName formatted according to the conventions of the applicable nomenclatural Code. Example: “(Torr.) J.T. Howell”, “(Martinovský) Tzvelev”, “(Györfi, 1952)”

ONE
taxonRank Text
Bioschemas:

The taxonomic rank of this name given as a literal

ONE
vernacularName Text
Bioschemas:

A vernacular (common) name of the taxon

MANY