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TaxonName DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.1-DRAFT (09 June 2020)

Bioschemas profile for describing a name of a biological taxon, may it be valid (zoology) / accepted (botany) or not


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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:

A name of that taxon without authorship and date information

ONE
Marginality: Recommended.
author Organization
Person
Schema:

The author of this content or rating. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.


Bioschemas:

Authorship and date information associated to this taxon name, formatted as per the numenclatural rules

MANY
taxonRank PropertyValue
Text
URL
Schema:

The taxonomic rank of this taxon given preferably as a URI from a controlled vocabulary – (typically the ranks from TDWG TaxonRank ontology or equivalent Wikidata URIs).


MANY
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


Bioschemas:

Link to the webpage associated to 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.


Bioschemas:

An equivalent TaxonName type from a well known vocabulary, e.g. TDWG: http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#TaxonName

MANY

“@context”: [ “http://schema.org”, { “tn”: “ http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#” } ], “@type” : “TaxonName”, “additionalType”: “tn:TaxonName”

description Text
Schema:

A description of the item.


ONE
identifier PropertyValue
Text
URL
Schema:

The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.


Bioschemas:

A PropertyValue should be used to relate the taxon name with counterpart identifiers within well known authorities such as GBIF, WoRMS, EoL etc. Wikidata properties may be used in this respect, e.g.: NCBI id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P685), GBIF id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P846), EoL id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P830), iNaturalist id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P3151), WoRMS id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P850), Fishbase id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P938), TAXREF id (https://www.wikidata.org/entity/P3186), …

isBasedOn CreativeWork
Product
URL
Schema:

A resource from which this work is derived or from which it is a modification or adaption. Supersedes isBasedOnUrl.


Bioschemas:

A CreativeWork, such as a scholarly article that coined the name or asserted its status

MANY