Biological Databases of South Australia

Biodiversity information in DEWNR is predominantly stored in the Biological Databases of South Australia (BDBSA) which manages specimen and observation records and includes taxonomic systems for South Australian flora and fauna.

BDBSA data supports decision making on environmental issues within the South Australian and Australian governments as well as the wider community with an interest in biodiversity conservation.

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Responsibility for the storage and maintenance of the data is held by the Science Resource Centre within DEWNR. Well established relationships with SA Museum and State Herbarium curators and taxonomists support this function.

Ongoing data management and continuous review, taking account of periodic taxonomic revision, preserves record integrity and ensures the highest quality biological information is available to collectors, custodians and users alike.

The 730 datasets within the BDBSA includes:

  • more than 1.5 million vertebrate records comprising birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians
  • more than 1 million flora location records
  • more than 11,000 photopoints.

The BDBSA also includes records from a number of significant partners:

Taxonomic listings are published periodically as: