TAXREF-LD: Linked Data French Taxonomic Register

TAXREF-LD is the Linked Data representation of TAXREF (, the French national taxonomical register for fauna, flora and fungus, that covers mainland France and overseas territories. It accounts for over 500000 scientific names.

TAXREF-LD is a joint initiative of the National Museum of Natural History ( and the I3S laboratory ( (Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria). Its model is described in [1].

[1] Michel F., Gargominy O., Tercerie S. & Faron-Zucker C. (2017). A Model to Represent Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Information as Linked Data. Application to the French Taxonomic Register, TAXREF. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity (S4BioDiv) co-located with ISWC 2017 vol. 1933. Vienna, Austria. CEUR.

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Author Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel (INPN)
Maintainer Franck Michel
Version 13.0
Last Updated June 23, 2020, 16:23 (UTC)
Created January 27, 2017, 09:10 (UTC)
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shortname TAXREF-LD
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