SpeciesData

For general access to the Wolfram Knowledgebase, use entities of type Species instead of SpeciesData.

SpeciesData[name,property]

gives the value of the specified property for the species entity.

SpeciesData[{entity1,entity2,},property]

gives a list of property values for the specified species entities.

SpeciesData[entity,property,annotation]

gives the specified annotation associated with the given property.

Details

  • SpeciesData[] gives a list of all species entities.
  • SpeciesData["Properties"] gives a list of available properties.
  • SpeciesData["SampleEntities"] gives a list of sample entities.
  • The specified entity in SpeciesData can be an Entity, EntityClass, entity canonical name, or list thereof.
  • The specified property can be an EntityProperty, EntityPropertyClass, property canonical name, or list of properties.
  • Properties that do not apply or are not known in a particular case are indicated by Missing[].
  • Properties include:
  • "AlternateCommonNames"alternate common names
    "AlternateScientificNames"alternate scientific names
    "BodyTemperature"body temperature
    "Class"class
    "CommonName"common name
    "Family"family
    "Genus"genus
    "Image"image
    "Infraspecies"infraspecies
    "Kingdom"kingdom
    "Length"length
    "MaximumLifespan"maximum lifespan
    "MaximumSpeed"maximum speed
    "Name"name
    "NumberOfSubEntities"number of members
    "Order"order
    "ParentEntity"parent entity on the taxonomic sequence
    "Phylum"phylum
    "ScientificName"scientific name
    "Siblings"sibling taxa
    "Species"species
    "SpeciesAuthority"reference
    "Taxonomy"taxonomy
    "TaxonomyGraph"taxonomy graph
    "Weight"weight

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Use for discovery of "walrus":

Find the scientific name of a species:

Discover the family of a species:

Get a list of sample entities for species:

Obtain a sample list of classes of species:

Find which species are in a given class:

Find the taxa for a given species:

Neat Examples  (2)

Combine the taxonomy graphs of several species:

Find the available sibling taxa for a given species:

Introduced in 2014
 (10.0)