Title: Core terms defined by Darwin Core (version)
Issued: 2009-09-21
Part of TDWG Standard: http://www.tdwg.org/standards/450
This version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21
Version status: superseded
Latest version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Previous version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-17
Replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-12-07
Abstract: This version lists the member terms on the date that the list was issued. The status shown for the term version is its current status.
Namespace IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Preferred namespace abbreviation: dwc:

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

This is a list of term versions that may be part of a TDWG vocabulary. If the terms whose versions are on this list were defined by TDWG, the list corresponds to term versions in a namespace whose IRI is listed in the header. In the case where the terms were borrowed from a non-TDWG vocabulary, the list includes term versions that were "borrowed" for inclusion in a TDWG vocabulary.

This list includes term versions that were part of the term list at the time this version was issued. The status of the individual terms may have changed since the version was issued. The version status indicates its status at the present time, not at the time the list version was issued.

For more information about the structure and version model of TDWG vocabularies, see the TDWG Standards Documentation Specification.

2 List version distributions

This term versions list is available in the formats or distribution methods listed in the table below. Please note that distribution access URLs may be subject to change over time. Therefore, it is preferable to request the abstract IRI of the resources and request the desired Content-type through content negotiation.

Description IRI Access URL
HTML file (this document) http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.htm http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.htm
RDF/Turtle http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.ttl http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.ttl
RDF/XML http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.rdf http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.rdf
JSON-LD http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.json http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2009-09-21.json

3 Term versions that were members of this list when this version of it was issued

Term Name: dwc:Event
Label: Event
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Event-2009-04-29
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Issued: 2009-04-29
Definition: The category of information pertaining to an event (an action that occurs at a place and during a period of time).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/SamplingEvent-2008-11-19
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Event-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:GeologicalContext
Label: Geological Context
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/GeologicalContext-2009-07-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/GeologicalContext
Issued: 2009-07-06
Definition: The category of information pertaining to a location within a geological context, such as stratigraphy.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/GeologicalContext-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:Identification
Label: Identification
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Identification-2008-11-19
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Issued: 2008-11-19
Definition: The category of information pertaining to taxonomic determinations (the assignment of a scientific name).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Identification-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:MeasurementOrFact
Label: Measurement Or Fact
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MeasurementOrFact-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The category of information pertaining to measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about a resource (instance of data record, such as Occurrence, Taxon, Location, Event).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/EventMeasurement-2008-11-19
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/OccurrenceMeasurement-2008-11-19
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MeasurementOrFact-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:Occurrence
Label: Occurrence
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Occurrence-2009-04-29
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Issued: 2009-04-29
Definition: The category of information pertaining to evidence of an occurrence in nature, in a collection, or in a dataset (specimen, observation, etc.).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Sample-2008-11-19
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Occurrence-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:ResourceRelationship
Label: Resource Relationship
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/ResourceRelationship-2009-01-21
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Issued: 2009-01-21
Definition: The category of information pertaining to relationships between resources (instances of data records, such as Occurrences, Taxa, Locations, Events).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/ResourceRelationship-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:Taxon
Label: Taxon
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2009-09-21
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Issued: 2009-09-21
Definition: The category of information pertaining to taxonomic names, taxon name usages, or taxon concepts.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2008-11-19
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:acceptedNameUsage
Label: Accepted Name Usage
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsage-2009-09-21
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedNameUsage
Issued: 2009-09-21
Definition: The full name, with authorship and date information if known, of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) taxon.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedScientificName-2009-07-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsage-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:acceptedNameUsageID
Label: Accepted Name Usage ID
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsageID-2009-09-21
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedNameUsageID
Issued: 2009-09-21
Definition: An identifier for the name usage (documented meaning of the name according to a source) of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) taxon.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedTaxonID-2009-08-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsageID-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:accordingTo
Label: According To
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/accordingTo-2009-01-21
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/accordingTo
Issued: 2009-01-21
Definition: Abstract term to attribute information to a source.
Type: Property
Status: deprecated

Term Name: dwc:associatedMedia
Label: Associated Media
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedMedia-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedMedia
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of media associated with the Occurrence.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwcore/version/ImageURL-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedMedia-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:associatedOccurrences
Label: Associated Occurrences
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOccurrences-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedOccurrences
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers of other Occurrence records and their associations to this Occurrence.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/curatorial/version/RelatedCatalogedItems-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOccurrences-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:associatedReferences
Label: Associated References
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedReferences-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedReferences
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, bibliographic reference, global unique identifier, URI) of literature associated with the Occurrence.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedReferences-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:associatedSequences
Label: Associated Sequences
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedSequences-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedSequences
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of genetic sequence information associated with the Occurrence.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/curatorial/version/GenBankNumber-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedSequences-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:associatedTaxa
Label: Associated Taxa
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedTaxa-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedTaxa
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers or names of taxa and their associations with the Occurrence.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedTaxa-2014-10-23

Term Name: dwc:basisOfRecord
Label: Basis of Record
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/basisOfRecord-2009-09-11
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/basisOfRecord
Issued: 2009-09-11
Definition: The specific nature of the data record - a subtype of the dcterms:type. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/basisOfRecord-2009-04-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/basisOfRecord-2009-12-07

Term Name: dwc:bed
Label: Bed
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/bed-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/bed
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The full name of the lithostratigraphic bed from which the cataloged item was collected.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://digir.net/schema/conceptual/darwin/extension/paleontology/1.0/version/Bed-2005-07-03
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/bed-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:behavior
Label: Behavior
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/behavior-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/behavior
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A description of the behavior shown by the subject at the time the Occurrence was recorded. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/behavior-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:catalogNumber
Label: Catalog Number
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/catalogNumber-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/catalogNumber
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: An identifier (preferably unique) for the record within the data set or collection.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwcore/version/CatalogNumber-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/catalogNumber-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:class
Label: Class
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/class-2009-08-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/class
Issued: 2009-08-24
Definition: The full scientific name of the class in which the taxon is classified.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/class-2009-04-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/class-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:collectionCode
Label: Collection Code
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionCode-2009-09-11
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/collectionCode
Issued: 2009-09-11
Definition: The name, acronym, coden, or initialism identifying the collection or data set from which the record was derived.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionCode-2009-08-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionCode-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:collectionID
Label: Collection ID
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionID-2009-09-11
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/collectionID
Issued: 2009-09-11
Definition: An identifier for the collection or dataset from which the record was derived.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionID-2009-04-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/collectionID-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:continent
Label: Continent
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/continent-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/continent
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The name of the continent in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwcore/version/Continent-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/continent-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:coordinatePrecision
Label: Coordinate Precision
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/coordinatePrecision-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinatePrecision
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: A decimal representation of the precision of the coordinates given in the decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://digir.net/schema/conceptual/darwin/2003/1.0/version/CoordinatePrecision-2003-06-13
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/coordinatePrecision-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Label: Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The horizontal distance (in meters) from the given decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude describing the smallest circle containing the whole of the Location. Leave the value empty if the uncertainty is unknown, cannot be estimated, or is not applicable (because there are no coordinates). Zero is not a valid value for this term.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/geospatial/version/CoordinateUncertaintyInMeters-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:country
Label: Country
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/country-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/country
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The name of the country or major administrative unit in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwcore/version/Country-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/country-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:countryCode
Label: Country Code
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/countryCode-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/countryCode
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The standard code for the country in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 country codes.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/countryCode-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:county
Label: County
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/county-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/county
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: The full, unabbreviated name of the next smaller administrative region than stateProvince (county, shire, department, etc.) in which the Location occurs.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwcore/version/County-2007-04-17
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/county-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:dataGeneralizations
Label: Data Generalizations
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/dataGeneralizations-2009-04-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dataGeneralizations
Issued: 2009-04-24
Definition: Actions taken to make the shared data less specific or complete than in its original form. Suggests that alternative data of higher quality may be available on request.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Generalizations-2008-11-19
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/dataGeneralizations-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:datasetID
Label: Dataset ID
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/datasetID-2009-09-11
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetID
Issued: 2009-09-11
Definition: An identifier for the set of data. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to a collection or institution.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/datasetID-2009-04-24
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/datasetID-2017-10-06

Term Name: dwc:datasetName
Label: Dataset Name
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/datasetName-2009-09-11
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetName
Issued: 2009-09-11
Definition: The name identifying the data set from which the record was derived.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/datasetName-2017-10-06

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Term Name: dwc:dateIdentified
Label: Date Identified
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/dateIdentified-2009-08-24
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dateIdentified
Issued: 2009-08-24
Definition: The date on which the subject was identified as representing the Taxon. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).