This operation returns an image to represent the specified taxon, or else information about the image. If the suffix is .png, then the image content data is returned. Otherwise, a descriptive record is returned in the specified format.
These 32x32 icon (blue silhouette) images are sourced from http://phylopic.org/. If multiple images are available for a particular taxon, one has been arbitrarily selected. You can obtain image identifiers by including show=img with any taxonomic name query.
Here are some usage examples:
Return the image corresponding to the specified image identifier, or information about the image.
Return the image corresponding to the specified taxon, or information about the image.
Return the image corresponding to the specified taxonomic name, or information about the image. If more than one name matches the parameter value, the one with the largest number of occurrences in the database will be used. You can also use the parameter alias name. You may not specify both taxon_name and taxon_id in the same query.
Specifies the name of a local file to which the output of this request should be saved. Whether and how this happens depends upon which web browser you are using. You can specify save=no instead if you wish to display the result in the browser If you include this parameter without any value, a default filename will be provided.
You can also use any of the special parameters with this request.
This data service accepts the following HTTP methods: GET, HEAD
The response to an HTTP request with this operation will consist of fields from the following list.
A unique identifier for this image, generated locally by this database
The type of this record: 'img' for an image
The identifier of the taxon with which this image is associated. This field will only appear in results generated by taxa/list_images.
The taxonomic name with which this image is associated. This field will only appear in results generated by taxa/list_images.
A unique identifier for this image generated by phylopic.org
The date and time at which this image was last modified on phylopic.org
The name to which this image should be credited if used
A URL giving the license terms under which this image may be used
The following response formats are available for this operation. You must select the desired format for a request by adding the appropriate suffix to the URI path.
The following response vocabularies are available for this operation. If you wish your responses to be expressed in a vocabulary other than the default for your selected format, you can use the vocab parameter with the appropriate vocabulary name.
|PaleobioDB field names||pbdb||txt, csv, tsv||
The PBDB vocabulary is derived from the underlying field names and values in the database, augmented by a few new fields. For the most part any response that uses this vocabulary will be directly comparable to downloads from the PBDB Classic interface. This vocabulary is the default for text format responses.
|Compact field names||com||json||
The Compact vocabulary is a set of 3-character field names designed to minimize the size of the response message. This is the default for JSON format responses. Some of the field values are similarly abbreviated, while others are conveyed in their entirety. For details, see the documentation for the individual response fields.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org