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AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 827,798 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 13b70480-bd69-11dd-b15f-b8a03c50a862.  California Academy of Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.


Occurrence; Occurrence


Brian Fisher
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drvie
94118 San Francisco
Jon Fong
  • Metadata Provider
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
94118 San Francisco

Geographic Coverage

Ants occupy terrestrial habitats worldwide except in the Antarctic.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage


Family Formicidae (Ants)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 13b70480-bd69-11dd-b15f-b8a03c50a862