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Taxonomy Browser

You can access the Taxonomy Browser throught the Report an Occurrence > Taxonomy Browser menu  or from the quicklinks located on the bottom of each page

quick links


The Taxonomy Browser allows you  navigate throught the Entities and Attributes defined in the lastest General Taxonomy released. 

The Taxonomy tree and the search bar are displayed on the left side of the screen. They can be hidden by clicking on the 'arrow' icon. The left panel is resizable by clicking on the '3 dots' icon and moving it to the left or to the right. 

You can navigate throught the tree by clicking on an element. On the right side, the information of the selected element will be displayed. 

taxonomy browser


Searching items

You can search Entities and Attributes in the Taxonomy Browser in different ways:

  • Using the Search box
  • Navigating throught the Taxonomy Tree

Go to Taxonomy Browser - Search section to find more information about how to find and filter information


Entities in the Taxonomy Tree  are marked with entitites icon. When the Entity is a Linked Entity it is also marked in green color.

The following information will be displayed in the right side of the screen when you click on an Entity in the Taxonomy Tree:

  • Entity information: A brief summary of the selected Entity.
  • Parent Entities: The list of its parent Entities
  • Child Entities: The list of its children Entities
  • Attributes. The list of its Attributes

Click on each tab (Parent Entities, Child Entities, Attributes) to view its information.

child entities

Filter the information

You can filter the table of Parent Entities, Child Entities  and Attributes by typing the term you want to search in the filter row. You can select the condition of the filter by clicking on the 'filterfilter' button, by default 'contains' condition is selected. 

If you want to delete the filter click on the 'clear filter clear filter' icon


View detailed information

To view more information of the select Entity  click on the 'eye' icon


To view more information about the Parent Entities, Child Entities or Attributes  you have to click  the 'eye' icon that appears while overing the row.


When clicking on the 'Eye' icon a slide-in panel will be displayed with the element information. Click outside the panel to close it and go back to the previous screen.



The Attributes are marked withattributesicon in the Taxonomy Tree.

You can view the information of an Attribute from two places in the Taxonomy Browser:

  • Finding it on the Taxonomy Tree and clicking  on it.

attribute definition

  • Selecting the Entity the Attribute belongs to and clicking on the 'Attribute' tab. You will see all the Attributes of the selected Entity.attribute tab

Click on the 'Eye' icon to view the detailed information

  • Definition

attribute detail

  • Values: If the attribute has a predefined value List.  In the value tree, you can navigate through the values by clicking on each element. The selected Value will display its definition and the The Values can be searched by Taxonomy code or Description, and ordered alphabetically.

attributes values