taxize: Taxonomic Information from Around the Web

Interacts with a suite of web 'APIs' for taxonomic tasks, such as getting database specific taxonomic identifiers, verifying species names, getting taxonomic hierarchies, fetching downstream and upstream taxonomic names, getting taxonomic synonyms, converting scientific to common names and vice versa, and more.

Version: 0.9.91
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.1)
Imports: graphics, methods, stats, utils, crul (≥ 0.7.0), xml2 (≥ 1.2.0), jsonlite, reshape2, stringr, plyr, foreach, ape, zoo, bold (≥ 0.8.6), data.table, rredlist (≥ 0.5.0), rotl (≥ 3.0.0), ritis (≥ 0.7.6), tibble (≥ 1.2), worrms (≥ 0.4.0), natserv (≥ 0.3.0), wikitaxa (≥ 0.3.0), R6, crayon, cli, phangorn
Suggests: roxygen2 (≥ 6.1.1), testthat, knitr, vegan, vcr
Published: 2019-11-15
Author: Scott Chamberlain ORCID iD [aut, cre], Eduard Szoecs [aut], Zachary Foster [aut], Zebulun Arendsee [aut], Carl Boettiger [ctb], Karthik Ram [ctb], Ignasi Bartomeus [ctb], John Baumgartner [ctb], James O'Donnell [ctb], Jari Oksanen [ctb], Bastian Greshake Tzovaras [ctb], Philippe Marchand [ctb], Vinh Tran [ctb], Maƫlle Salmon [ctb], Gaopeng Li [ctb], Matthias GreniƩ [ctb], rOpenSci [fnd] (
Maintainer: Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
URL: (website), (devel), (user manual)
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Citation: taxize citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Phylogenetics
CRAN checks: taxize results


Reference manual: taxize.pdf
Vignettes: Strategies for programmatic name cleaning
Case study - resolving Species Plantarum names
Key functions
taxize vignette
Package source: taxize_0.9.91.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-gcc8:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: taxize_0.9.91.tgz, r-oldrel: taxize_0.9.91.tgz
Old sources: taxize archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: aptg, MonoPhy
Reverse imports: algaeClassify, bdvis, brranching, camtrapR, metacoder, myTAI, originr, rusda, taxa, taxlist, taxotools, TR8, traitdataform, traits
Reverse suggests: BIOMASS, EML, mapr, rbison, rmangal, rnoaa, spocc
Reverse enhances: rerddap


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