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Get family names

Lists all of the family common and scientific names within a specified class from the WildNet database.

Species profile search can be used to view all the family names for a class.

Example outputs:
- JSON (default): https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getfamilynames&kingdom=animals&class=amphibia
- XML: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getfamilynames&kingdom=animals&class=amphibia&f=xml
- CSV: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getfamilynames&kingdom=animals&class=amphibia&f=csv

Mandatory Variables
kingdom: A kingdom's common name. For a current list access Get kingdom names.
class: A class scientific name. For a current list of classes access Get class names.

Optional Variables
f: The format of the response. There are 4 possible options; json, xml, kml and csv. Json is the default if 'f' is not set. If the output is spatial, GeoJson will be return for 'f=json' and KML will be returned for 'f=xml' or 'f=kml'.

Output Field Descriptions
KingdomName: The scientific name for the kingdom.
KingdomCommonName: The common name for the kingdom.
ClassName: The scientific name for the class.
ClassCommonName: The common name for the class.
FamilyName: The scientific name for the family.
FamilyCommonName: The common name for the family.
FamilyRank: The numerical rank for the family from the WildNet database.

API Endpoint

Additional information

Field Value
Last updated 05/12/2018
Created 31/01/2014
Next review 30/06/2020
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Mime type application/json
Size 1 bytes
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Expiration date30/06/2020
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Data attribution

Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Qld wildlife data API, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 27 June 2019

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