Biological Data Sources
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Links to online sources of biological data that can be used in species' distribution models

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Data for a wide range of organisms in many regions of the world.
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
Data network for marine taxa.
System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources (SINGER)
Information exchange network of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and its partners.
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)
Data network for Costa Rica.
Distributed Information for Biological Collections (SpeciesLink)
Distributed information system that integrates primary data from biological collections.
The Biota of Canada Information Network (CBIF)
Canadian data node for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
Australian Biodiversity Information Facility (ABIF)
Australian data node for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility
European Natural History Specimen Information Network (ENHSIN)
Data collection from Europe's Natural History Museum.
World Information Network on Biodiversity (REMIB)
Data network that shares a biological information from several scientific collections.
South East Asian Mammal Databank
Ecological dataset and tools for South East Asian Mammals.
African Mammals Databank
Databank on the distribution and conservation of big and medium-sized mammals over the African continent.
Assessing large-scale environmental risks with tested methods (ALARM)
Data from the European ALARM project, including species richness maps and predicted herptile distributions under climate change.
ORNithological Information System (Ornis)
Ornithological collections data portal.
FishNet
FishNet fish collections data portal.
Mammal Networked Information System (MaNIS)
MaNIS mammal collections data portal.
HerpNet
HerpNet herpetological collections data portal.
NatureServe
Data for a range of organisms, mostly rare and/or endangered, and primarily in North America.
Missouri Botanical Garden (Tropicos)
Access to the Missouri Botanical Garden's VAST (VAScular Tropicos) nomenclatural database and associated authority files.