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Taxonomy Browser

The Taxonomy Browser is a synthetic database that allows users to examine the progress of DNA barcoding by browsing through the different levels of the taxonomic hierarchy available on BOLD.

Within the Taxonomy Browser, users can select phlya in the Animal, Plant, Fungus, or Protist kingdoms to navigate from phylum to species level. Statistics on the progress of DNA barcoding at each taxon are generated from both public and private data while protecting private user-owned data. To look up a specific taxon directly, use the search function by entering a taxonomic name into the search bar at the top of the Taxonomy Browser or on the BOLD Home page. Descriptions of the features on each taxon page are illustrated and described below.

Tax Browser BOLD Taxonomy Browser

Information available on each page within the BOLD Taxonomy Browser
1. Lineage Displays the taxon name and the higher taxonomic levels.
2. Search Bar Enter a taxonomic name to go directly to a page.
3. Sub-Taxonomy Links to all sub-taxa with number of specimen records for each.
4. Taxon Description Displays the description of this taxon from the Wikipedia website.
5. Statistics These statistics are compiled by BOLD for this taxon. A species progress list can be downloaded for each rank that has sub-taxa. The published and released sequences for this taxon can be downloaded from this section.
6. Sample Sources A graph of the top institutions that provided specimens with their specimen tallies.
7. Imagery A random selection of the images available for the subtaxa of this taxon. Mousing over an image selects it for higher-resolution display to the right.
8. Image Details The taxonomic identifier, the sample identifier, license, and attribution are all displayed beneath the selected image.
9. Collection Sites A map of the collection sites including a list of the top countries.
10. Taxon Occurrence A map of the occurrence data for this taxon from GBIF.

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