Darwin Core Archive Publishing

The following downloads are occurrence data packages from collections that have chosen to publish their complete dataset as a Darwin Core Archive (DWCA) file. A DWCA file is a single compressed ZIP file that contains one to several data files along with a meta.xml document that describes the content. The archives below contain three comma separated (CSV) files containing occurrences, identifications (determinations), and images data. Fields within the occurrences.csv file are defined by the Darwin Core exchange standard. The identifications and images files follow the DwC extensions for those data types.

Data Usage Policy:

Use of these datasets requires agreement with the terms and conditions in our Data Usage Policy. Locality details for rare, threatened, or sensitive records have been redacted from these data files. One must contact the collections directly to obtain access to sensitive locality data.
CodeCollection NameDwC-ArchivePub Date
INHS-HERP Illinois Natural History Survey - Amphibian and Reptile Collection DwC-A (2M) 2017-06-07
INHS-CRUSTACEAN Illinois Natural History Survey - Crustacean Collection DwC-A (1M) 2017-06-07
INHS-FISH Illinois Natural History Survey - Fish Collection DwC-A (6M) 2017-06-07
INHS-MOLLUSK Illinois Natural History Survey - Mollusk Collection DwC-A (6M) 2017-05-25
UIMNH-HERP University of Illinois Museum of Natural History Amphibian and Reptile Collection DwC-A (22K) 2017-06-07