Title: Core terms defined by Darwin Core (version)
Issued: 2018-09-06
Part of TDWG Standard: http://www.tdwg.org/standards/450
This version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06
Version status: superseded
Latest version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Previous version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2017-10-06
Replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2020-08-12
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/2018-09-06.htm http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.htm
RDF/Turtle http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.ttl http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.ttl
RDF/XML http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.rdf http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.rdf
JSON-LD http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.json http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06.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-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: An action that occurs at some location during some time.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Event-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Event-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:FossilSpecimen
Label: Fossil Specimen
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/FossilSpecimen-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/FossilSpecimen
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A preserved specimen that is a fossil.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/FossilSpecimen-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/FossilSpecimen-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:GeologicalContext
Label: Geological Context
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/GeologicalContext-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/GeologicalContext
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: Geological information, such as stratigraphy, that qualifies a region or place.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/GeologicalContext-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/GeologicalContext-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:HumanObservation
Label: Human Observation
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/HumanObservation-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/HumanObservation
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: An output of a human observation process.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/HumanObservation-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/HumanObservation-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:Identification
Label: Identification
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Identification-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A taxonomic determination (e.g., the assignment to a taxon).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Identification-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Identification-2023-06-28

Term Name: dwc:LivingSpecimen
Label: Living Specimen
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/LivingSpecimen-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/LivingSpecimen
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A specimen that is alive.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/LivingSpecimen-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/LivingSpecimen-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:MachineObservation
Label: Machine Observation
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MachineObservation-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MachineObservation
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: An output of a machine observation process.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MachineObservation-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MachineObservation-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:MaterialSample
Label: Material Sample
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MaterialSample-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MaterialSample
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A physical result of a sampling (or subsampling) event. In biological collections, the material sample is typically collected, and either preserved or destructively processed.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MaterialSample-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MaterialSample-2023-09-13

Term Name: dwc:MeasurementOrFact
Label: Measurement or Fact
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MeasurementOrFact-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A measurement of or fact about an rdfs:Resource (http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Resource).
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MeasurementOrFact-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/MeasurementOrFact-2023-06-28

Term Name: dwc:Occurrence
Label: Occurrence
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Occurrence-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: An existence of an Organism (sensu http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Organism) at a particular place at a particular time.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Occurrence-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Occurrence-2020-08-20

Term Name: dwc:Organism
Label: Organism
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Organism-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Organism
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A particular organism or defined group of organisms considered to be taxonomically homogeneous.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Organism-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Organism-2023-06-28

Term Name: dwc:PreservedSpecimen
Label: Preserved Specimen
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/PreservedSpecimen-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/PreservedSpecimen
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A specimen that has been preserved.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/PreservedSpecimen-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/PreservedSpecimen-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:ResourceRelationship
Label: Resource Relationship
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/ResourceRelationship-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A relationship of one rdfs:Resource (http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Resource) to another.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/ResourceRelationship-2017-10-06
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/ResourceRelationship-2023-06-28

Term Name: dwc:Taxon
Label: Taxon
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2018-09-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Issued: 2018-09-06
Definition: A group of organisms (sensu http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBI_0100026) considered by taxonomists to form a homogeneous unit.
Type: Class
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/Taxon-2023-09-18

Term Name: dwc:acceptedNameUsage
Label: Accepted Name Usage
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsage-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedNameUsage
Issued: 2017-10-06
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/acceptedNameUsage-2009-09-21
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsage-2021-07-15

Term Name: dwc:acceptedNameUsageID
Label: Accepted Name Usage ID
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsageID-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedNameUsageID
Issued: 2017-10-06
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/acceptedNameUsageID-2009-09-21
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/acceptedNameUsageID-2021-07-15

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-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedMedia
Issued: 2017-10-06
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/terms/version/associatedMedia-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedMedia-2020-08-12

Term Name: dwc:associatedOccurrences
Label: Associated Occurrences
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOccurrences-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedOccurrences
Issued: 2017-10-06
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/terms/version/associatedOccurrences-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOccurrences-2021-07-15

Term Name: dwc:associatedOrganisms
Label: Associated Organisms
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOrganisms-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedOrganisms
Issued: 2017-10-06
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers of other Organisms and their associations to this Organism.
Type: Property
Status: superseded
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOrganisms-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedOrganisms-2021-07-15

Term Name: dwc:associatedReferences
Label: Associated References
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedReferences-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedReferences
Issued: 2017-10-06
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
Replaces: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedReferences-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedReferences-2021-07-15

Term Name: dwc:associatedSequences
Label: Associated Sequences
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedSequences-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedSequences
Issued: 2017-10-06
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/terms/version/associatedSequences-2014-10-23
Is replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedSequences-2023-06-28

Term Name: dwc:associatedTaxa
Label: Associated Taxa
Term version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/version/associatedTaxa-2017-10-06
Version of: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedTaxa
Issued: 2017-10-06
Definition: A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers or names of taxa and their associations with the Occurrence.
Type: Property<