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


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


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


gives the specified annotation associated with the given property.


  • 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
    "CommonName"common name
    "MaximumLifespan"maximum lifespan
    "MaximumSpeed"maximum speed
    "NumberOfSubEntities"number of members
    "ParentEntity"parent entity on the taxonomic sequence
    "ScientificName"scientific name
    "Siblings"sibling taxa
    "TaxonomyGraph"taxonomy graph


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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