||Type of data
|Global Comprehensive Species
NatureServe Explorer provides data on over 70,000 of the plant and animal species
of the United States and Canada. The Global Comprehensive Species Service provides direct access
to this species data in easy to manipulate XML format, ideal for further analysis.
NatureServe Explorer provides access to a collection of species images.
The Species Images Service provides direct access to the metadata for those images,
including the URL's for the image files themselves. Searches may be conducted for a single species,
or by wildcarded scientific or common name. Since an image may be available at multiple resolutions,
the service can be asked, for instance, for just the thumbnail version. The URL's for related versions
at other resolutions are shown in the response.
|Global Species List by Name
This service primarily enables the lookup of species Unique IDs (UID) by name. These UIDs are required for
access to the more detailed services.