biological_taxon_lsid under discussion
Created: April 27, 2018
Proposer: Roy Lowry
Proposed Date: 2018-04-13
Arising from CF trac #99. Only one of biological_taxon_identifier and biological_taxon_lsid will be selected for inclusion in the standard name table.
Change Date: April 27, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The Life Science Identifier (LSID) is a standard URI for a biological taxon. Biological taxon is a name or other label identifying an organism or a group of organisms as belonging to a unit of classification in a hierarchical taxonomy. The LSID is a URN with the syntax "urn:lsid:::[:]". For example, the copepod Calocalanus pavo may be represented by LSIDs "urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:104669" (based on WoRMS) and "urn:lsid:itis.gov:itis_tsn:85335" (based on ITIS). These URNs may be converted to URLs delivering RDF by prefixing with "http://lsid.tdwg.org/".