1,000,000th taxa record added to iNat database

Maybe no one cares, but I felt it a milestone worth recognizing, that early this morning (east coast North America time), the 1,000,000th distinct taxa record was added to the iNat database.

And here it is : https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1000000-Pagobius

Of course, there are currently fewer than 1,000,000 active taxonomic concepts between things that are inactive, have been merged as synonyms etc. But still, an impressive number.

Perhaps as a challenge (say a blog post on the site), the site could provide some stats breakdown on how the taxonomic data is split (level, family etc)



BOOM! Press on to 2M!

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I’m all for celebrating, it’s an accomplishment!


That is awesome

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i tried to do quick breakdown (https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_taxon_counts_by_rank.html, adapted from https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_obs_counts_by_iconic_taxa.html), but the taxon search endpoint in the API doesn’t count above 10,000. so then i think that means only someone who can directly query the database from the back end will be able to break things down.

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