LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.
For a JSON view of this data, click here
To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your
OGC client (e.g. uDIG,
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.