taxie – taxize vignette – a taxonomic toolbelt for R

From the webpage:

taxize is a taxonomic toolbelt for R. taxize wraps APIs for a large suite of taxonomic databases availab on the web.

Tasks you can accomplish include:

  • Resolve taxonomic name
  • Retrieve higher taxonomic names
  • Interactive name selection
  • What taxa are the children of my taxon of interest?
  • Matching species tables with different taxonomic resolution

The webpage page includes links to apply for API keys (when required).

Currently implemented data sources:

I first saw this in a tweet by Antonio J. PĂ©rez.

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