Dataset Open Access
This archive includes a tab-delimited (tsv) and comma-delimited (csv) version of the Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). Discover Life is an important resource for bee species names and this update is from Draft-55, November 2020. Data were accessed and transformed into a tsv file in November 2021 using Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) nomer software. GloBI now incorporates the Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist in its functionality for searching for bee interactions.
Please cite the original source for this data as:
Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 2020.
Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Apoidea_species. Draft-55, 17 November 2020
nomer is a command-line application for working with taxonomic resources offline. nomer incorporates many of the present taxonomic catalogs (e.g., catalog of life, ITIS, EOL, NCBI) and provides simple tools for comparing between resources or resolving taxonomic names based on one or more taxonomic name catalogs. Discover Life is in nomer version 0.2.9 and this full dataset can be recreated by installing nomer from https://github.com/globalbioticinteractions/nomer and running
$ nomer list discoverlife > discoverlife.tsv
Discover Life provides a world name checklist and includes other names (synonyms and homonyms) that refer to the same species. In the tsv file, the provided name is both the accepted, or checklist name, or "other name." All names will be listed as a providedName. Below is an example subset of the transformed version of the data.
Poelen JH, & Salim JA. (2021). globalbioticinteractions/nomer: (0.2.9). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5722620
Poelen JH, Simons JD and Mungall CH. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.08.005.
Seltmann KC, Allen J, Brown BV, Carper A, Engel MS, Franz N, Gilbert E, Grinter C, Gonzalez VH, Horsley P, Lee S, Maier C, Miko I, Morris P, Oboyski P, Pierce NE, Poelen J, Scott VL, Smith M, Talamas EJ, Tsutsui ND, Tucker E (2021) Announcing Big-Bee: An initiative to promote understanding of bees through image and trait digitization. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 5: e74037. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.5.74037
Poelen, Jorrit H. (2021). Nomer Corpus of Taxonomic Resources hash://sha256/bb6dac6461b66212c5b1826447d7765529ff5cbadeac1915f7c3be9748eda991 (0.1) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5639794