EOL API: Hierarchies

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The Encyclopedia of Life does not have a singular taxonomic hierarchy upon which it creates its pages. Rather EOL indexes many hierarchies and compares them against each other. This API list metadata about a hierarchy such as the provider name and source URL, as well as lists all the taxa which are the root taxa of the taxonomic tree


Name Values Default Notes
id any integer ---
cache_ttl any integer --- the number of seconds you wish to have the response cached
language ms, de, en, es, fr, gl, it, nl, nb, oc, pt-BR, sv, tl, mk, sr, uk, ar, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, ko en provides the results in the specified language.

Test It Out

Name Required Value
id Yes
format Yes