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rgbif gives you access to data from GBIF via their REST API. GBIF versions their API - we are currently using v1 of their API. You can no longer use their old API in this package - see ?rgbif-defunct.

Please cite rgbif. Run the following to get the appropriate citation for the version you’re using:

citation(package = "rgbif")

To get started, see:

Check out the rgbif paper for more information on this package and the sister Python, Ruby, and PHP clients.

Note: Maximum number of records you can get with occ_search() and occ_data() is 100,000. See


Or, install development version

# OR
install.packages("rgbif", repos="")



This package is part of spocc, along with several other packages, that provide access to occurrence records from multiple data sources.