Finding a Species

By Name

Use the search box in the upper left corner to find a species by common name or scientific name.

By Geographic Location

  • The Advanced Search page allows searches by political entity or geographic location. It provides extensive attribute filtering.

By Attribute


Each species page has a Citation section at the bottom of the page. The Attributes, Diet, Predators, etc. sections have a footnote number after each item. The footnote number can be looked up in the Citation section in the "Attributes provided by" or "Relations provided by" subsections. In the Citation section, each footnote number is prefaced by a .

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine the Ecozone for an Ecoregion? (Needed for a geography search by Ecoregion)

Lookup the Ecoregion in the Ecoregions List.

How do I link to a species on