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ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System) (version v1.*.*)

get_accepted_names_from_tsn

Returns a list of accepted names for the TSN. This can return more than one result if the TSN is for a synonym.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_any_match_count

Returns a count of the matches found by comparing the search key to the ITIS common names, scientific names, and TSNs.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

get_comment_detail_from_tsn

Returns the list of comments for the TSN. This can return more than result if multiple comments are entered.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_common_names_from_tsn

Returns a list of common names for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_core_metadata_from_tsn

Returns the set of core metadata for the TSN. This contains credibility rating, taxonomic usage, unacceptability reason, coverage, and currency data

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_coverage_from_tsn

Returns the taxon coverage information for the TSN. This information is available for Genus and above (rank_id > 190) only.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_credibility_rating_from_tsn

Returns the credibility rating for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_credibility_ratings

This operation has no parameters

get_currency_from_tsn

Returns the taxon currency information for the TSN. This information is available for Genus and above (rank_id > 190) only.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_date_data_from_tsn

Returns the initial time stamp and last update date for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_description

This operation has no parameters

get_experts_from_tsn

Returns a list of the expert information for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_full_hierarchy_from_tsn

Returns the Taxonomic Hierarchy from the kingdom to the requested scientific name, and the immediate children of the scientific name.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_full_record_from_lsid

Returns the full ITIS record for the TSN in the LSID, found by comparing the TSN in the search key to the TSN field. Returns an empty result set if there is no match or the TSN is invalid. Note: Because this API must do multiple database lookups, this can be a time-comsuming operation and may take several seconds to return information.

Parameters

lsid

A string containing the LSID.

Type: string

get_full_record_from_tsn

Returns the full ITIS record for a TSN found by comparing the search key to the TSN field, or an empty result set if there is no match. Note: Because this API must do multiple database lookups, this can be a time-comsuming operation and may take several seconds to return information.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_geographic_divisions_from_tsn

Returns a list of the geographic divisions for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_geographic_values

This operation has no parameters

get_global_species_completeness_from_tsn

Retruns the taxon completeness rating for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_hierarchy_down_from_tsn

Returns a list of all the valid/accepted scientific names contained within a particular valid/accepted scientific name and their TSNs, limited to immediate children only. The result set will be found by comparing the search key to the parent TSN field. Note: There is the possibility that this could return a sizable set of data. For example, if searching with the TSN for Animalia (TSN 202423), the returned group would be all records in the Animalia tree. Because of this, this function will only return the immediate children of the search key (i.e. searching for Animalia's TSN would return the phyla directly linked to it, and the names of any other rank directly linked to it).

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_hierarchy_up_from_tsn

Returns the parent of the TSN (i.e. the parent of the current scientific name in the taxonomic hierarchy) found by comparing the search key to the ITIS TSN field.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_itis_terms

Gets a list of ITIS Terms as used by the Resource Catalog Input Tool from a common or scientific name match, or an empty result set if there is no match.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

get_itis_terms_from_common_name

Gets a list of ITIS Terms as used by the Resource Catalog Input Tool from a common name match, or an empty result set if there is no match.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

get_itis_terms_from_scientific_name

Gets a list of ITIS Terms as used by the Resource Catalog Input Tool from a scientific name match, or an empty result set if there is no match.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

get_jurisdiction_values

This operation has no parameters

get_jurisdictional_origin_from_tsn

Rerurns a list of the jurisdiction and origin values for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_jurisdictional_origin_values

This operation has no parameters

get_kingdom_name_from_tsn

Returns the kingdom name for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_kingdom_names

This operation has no parameters

get_last_change_date

This operation has no parameters

get_lsid_from_tsn

Gets the unique LSID for the TSN, or an empty result if there is no match.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_other_sources_from_tsn

Returns a list of the other sources used for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_parent_tsn_from_tsn

Returns the parent TSN for the entered TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_publications_from_tsn

Returns a list of the pulications used for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_rank_names

This operation has no parameters

get_record_from_lsid

Gets the partial ITIS record for the TSN in the LSID, found by comparing the TSN in the search key to the TSN field. Returns an empty result set if there is no match or the TSN is invalid. Note: This record is a subset of the full ITIS record and will match the return record from the LSID server.

Parameters

lsid

A string containing the LSID.

Type: string

get_review_year_from_tsn

Returns the review year for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_scientific_name_from_tsn

Returns the scientific name for the TSN. Also returns the component parts (names and indicators) of the scientific name.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_synonym_names_from_tsn

Returns a list of the synonyms (if any) for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_taxon_authorship_from_tsn

Returns the author information for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_taxonomic_rank_name_from_tsn

Returns the kingdom and rank information for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_taxonomic_usage_from_tsn

Returns the usage information for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_tsn_by_vernacular_language

Provide a listing of TSNs with vernaculars entered in the requested language. Currently language is only specified in the ITIS database for vernaculars.

Parameters

language

Vernacular language

Type: string

get_tsn_from_lsid

Gets the TSN corresponding to the LSID, or an empty result if there is no match.

Parameters

lsid

A string containing the LSID.

Type: string

get_unacceptability_reason_from_tsn

Returns the unacceptability reason, if any, for the TSN.

Parameters

tsn

A string containing the ITIS TSN.

Type: string

get_vernacular_languages

This operation has no parameters

search_by_common_name

Returns matches found by comparing the search key to the ITIS common names.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

search_by_common_name_begins_with

Return matches found by comparing the search key to the beginning of the ITIS common names.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

search_by_common_name_ends_with

Return matches found by comparing the search key to the end of the ITIS common names.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

search_by_scientific_name

Returns matches found by comparing the search key to the ITIS full Scientific Names, both with and without the indicator fields.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string

search_for_any_match

Returns matches found by comparing the search key to the ITIS common names, scientific names, and TSNs.

Parameters

srchKey

A string containing the search key.

Type: string