Power user tip: displaying species lists

When I'm wanting to sift through all of the species within a certain area in order to find a match to an unknown observation (see April 1st entry), it's sometimes handy to display multiple groups or to exclude groups. To do so, you can enter multiple taxon_ids in the URL and exclude taxon_ids.

E.g. to show butterflies+skippers, type in "&taxon_ids=47224,47654":
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.43463964397422&nelng=-90.28258197656248&place_id=any&swlat=27.24865703744433&swlng=-105.26793353906248&taxon_ids=47224,47654&view=species

If you want to exclude a group, use without_taxon_id. E.g. all lepidoptera except butterflies+skippers (i.e. moths):
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.30409286559174&nelng=-90.85243710937493&place_id=any&swlat=27.102526266329324&swlng=-104.51942929687493&taxon_id=47157&view=species&without_taxon_id=47224,47654

To find the taxon ID, navigate to its taxon page and check the URL. For searches that I do regularly, I bookmark the URL and it's there when I need it.

Thanks to Scott Loarie for this tip:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/inaturalist/AGk2R_3CixY

Posted by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton, April 30, 2017 00:08

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Excellent! Now if I could find a way to limit a search to include only those with 1 observation...

Posted by krancmm about 5 years ago (Flag)

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