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wikitaxa - taxonomy data from Wikipedia/Wikidata/Wikispecies

wikitaxa docs:

See also the taxize book:

Low level API

The low level API is meant for power users and gives you more control, but requires more knowledge.

High level API

The high level API is meant to be easier and faster to use.

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