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Checking if taxon is valid

Parameter:

  • taxon - string for testing, may contain genus name, or genus and species name

Response:

In JSON format:

  • {"response":"VALID","description":"Specified taxon has been found as valid taxon."}
  • {"response":"SYNONYM","description":"Specified taxon has been found as synonym for: valid taxon name.","VALID":["valid taxon name"]}
  • {"response":"SYNONYM","description":"Specified taxon has been found as synonym for N taxa.","VALID":["1st valid taxon","2nd valid taxa", ... , "Nth valid taxa"]}
  • {"response":"NOT FOUND","description":"Specified taxon has not been found."}
  • {"response":"ERROR","description":"Parameter 'taxon' was not specified."}

Examples:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/interfaces/services/check-taxon?taxon=Phelsuma

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/interfaces/services/check-taxon?taxon=Phelsuma%20grandis

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/interfaces/services/check-taxon?taxon=Phelsuma%20madagascariensis%20grandis

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/interfaces/services/check-taxon?taxon=Elaphe%20guttata