Taxon DRAFT Type
Version: 0.3-DRAFT-2019_06_14 (2019-06-14)
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The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Biodiversity group.
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Schema.org hierarchyThis is a new Type that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:
Thing > Taxon
A set of organisms asserted to represent a natural cohesive biological unit.
Latest release: 0.3-RELEASE-2019_11_18
Latest draft: 0.4-DRAFT
Previous version: 0.1-RELEASE-2018_11_09
Previous release: 0.1-RELEASE-2018_11_09
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Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.
Schema.org properties/types are red.
Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.
External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.
CD = Cardinality
|Properties from Taxon (pending schema.org integration).|
Closest child taxa of the taxon in question.
Inverse property: parentTaxon
|hasDefinedTerm||DefinedTerm||A Defined Term contained in this term set.|
Closest parent taxon of the taxon in question.
Inverse property: childTaxon
|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).|
|Properties from Thing|
|additionalType||URL||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.|
|alternateName||Text||An alias for the item.|
|description||Text||A descripton of the item.|
|disambiguatingDescription||Text||A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.|
|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.|
|An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.|
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See
background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity
|name||Text||The name of the item.|
|potentialAction||Action||Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.|
|sameAs||URL||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.|
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing..
Inverse property: about.
|url||URL||URL of the item.|