Records of amphibians and reptiles via iRecord
This dataset contains species records for amphibans and reptiles that are shared via iRecord. It includes both verified and unverified records, and this needs to be taken into account in any use of this data. Record sources are all those that that make data available via the iRecord verification process, including iRecord itself, iNaturalistUK, BirdTrack, and a wide range of other linked sources.
UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Records are collated in order to add to knowledge of this group of species, and to make them available for potential uses including analysis of distribution, population trends, autecology and phenology. In addition, ARC and ARG UK may use these records in their work to raise the profile of the species group and its conservation. Sharing the data via the NBN Atlas helps achieve these aims.
This dataset includes both verified and unverified records. Verification is carried out by expert volunteers who may be associated with their local Amphibian and Reptile Group as part of ARG UK, or with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), or with a local natural history society or other relevant organisation. Where verification is available, the aim is to ensure that any record that is unusual (due to time of year, location, or species identified) is queried, and only accepted if supporting evidence (photo, specimen, confirmation from additional recorders) is provided. The iRecord system uses NBN record cleaner rules to highlight potentially unusual records as part of this process. While we cannot guarantee that all records which pass the verification checks are correct, we believe that a high degree of confidence can be placed in the verified records. Unverified records need to be viewed with appropriate caution.
The dataset includes ad hoc records from volunteer recorders, as well as data from professional surveys and from citizen science projects such as bioblitzes. Some records may state that a particular methodology has been used to generate them. In general the data consists of presence-only records collected using a variety of recording methods.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Biological Records Centre. [Date of download] Records verified via iRecord.
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Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 06 Nov 2023. The most recent data was published on 06 Nov 2023.Click to view records for the Records of amphibians and reptiles via iRecord resource.