Searching TRS, NZOR and WoRMS
This page allows you to search for Taxonomic Names using either the NIWA Taxonomic Reference System (TRS), the New Zealand Organisms Register (NZOR), or the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Select the source, enter a name into the search box and press enter - or click on the search icon.
A results list of matching taxonomic names will be shown - depending on the source this list may be size limited. Click on a name in the list to view information about the taxon in summary, details, tabular and tree views.
The Taxon Table view shows the taxon in the context of its higher classification and descendants. The Tree view is similar but allows graphical navigation of the taxonomic tree. In these views clicking on a new name will update the current taxon and you can then view more details about that name.
Other buttons on the page link to the original source of the data and allow download of the taxonomic table as a CSV file.
When you switch between different sources the current search will be re-started on the new source.
Warning: Searches on the remote service WoRMS may take some time.