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Python client for GBIF

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Python client for the OBIS API.

Source on GitHub at sckott/pyobis

Other OBIS clients:


from pypi

pip install pyobis

dev version

pip install git+git://

library API

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

  • taxa - Taxonomic names
  • occurrences - Occurrence search, and occurrence downloads
  • resources - Resources
  • groups - Groups
  • nodes - Nodes
  • checklist - Checklist

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

Taxa module

from pyobis import taxa = 'Mola mola') = 'Mola mola', offset=10, limit=10)'POLYGON((30.1 10.1, 10 20, 20 40, 40 40, 30.1 10.1))', limit=20), year="2013", limit=20)

Occurrence module


from pyobis import occurrences = 'Mola mola') = 'Mola mola', offset=0, limit=10)'POLYGON((30.1 10.1, 10 20, 20 40, 40 40, 30.1 10.1))', limit=20), year="2013", limit=20)


res = = 2001, scientificname = 'Orcinus')

Resources module

from pyobis import resources = ['Mola', 'Abra', 'Lanice', 'Pectinaria'])
resources.citation(scientificname = 'Mola mola')

Groups module

from pyobis import groups = 3)

Ndes module

from pyobis import nodes

Checklist module

from pyobis import checklist as ch
ch.list(year = 2005, scientificname = 'Cetacea')



0.1.0 (2016-12-12)

  • first push to pypi
  • finished off all OBIS API routes (2016-05-12)

  • Updated modules with missing methods
  • Added modules: groups, resources
  • Removed taxon module, just a taxa module now that has all taxa/taxon methods
  • Updated docs

0.0.1 (2015-12-11)

  • in the works…not on pypi yet

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