Barcode of Life (BOLD)

Dataset compiled from the Barcode of Life Data Portal (BOLD): Ratnasingham, Sujeevan, and Paul D N Hebert. “bold: The Barcode of Life Data System (http://www.barcodinglife.org).” Molecular ecology notes vol. 7,3 (2007): 355-364. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01678.x

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 6 October 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 74,349 specimen records
  • 58,185 (78%) georeferenced
  • 74,349 BOLD genetic references
  • 55,778 (75%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 360 genera
  • 4,379 species
  • 4,477 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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