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Python client for GBIF

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Python client for the GBIF API.

Other GBIF clients:


Stable from pypi

pip install pygbif

Development version

[sudo] pip install git+git://

pygbif is split up into modules for each of the major groups of API methods.

  • Registry - Datasets, Nodes, Installations, Networks, Organizations

  • Species - Taxonomic names

  • Occurrences - Occurrence data, including the download API

You can import the entire library, or each module individually as needed.

Note that GBIF maps API is not included in pygbif.

Registry module

from pygbif import registry

Species module

from pygbif import species
species.name_suggest(q='Puma concolor')

Occurrences module

from pygbif import occurrences = 3329049)
occurrences.get(taxonKey = 252408386)
occurrences.count(isGeoreferenced = True)



0.1.1 (2015-11-03)

  • Fixed distribution for pypi

0.1.0 (2015-11-02)

  • First release

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