PBDB Data Service 1.2 v2 > Taxonomic opinions


The URL paths documented in this section provide access to taxonomic opinions stored in the Paleobiology Database. Opinions can be selected by taxon name, by unique identifier, author, publication year, and many other attributes.

Follow this link for more information on the use of taxonomic names in this data service.


The following URL paths are available:

Single opinion

This operation returns information about a single taxonomic opinion selected by identifier. For example:

Lists of opinions

This operation returns information about multiple taxonomic opinions, selected according to criteria other than taxon name. This operation could be used to query for all of the opinions attributed to a particular author, or to show all of the recently entered opinions. For example:


This service is provided by the Paleobiology Database, hosted by the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

If you have questions about this data service, or wish to report a bug, please contact the database administrator at admin@paleobiodb.org