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Validated red lists of Flanders, Belgium
Maes D, Brosens D, T’jollyn F, Desmet P, Piesschaert F, Van Hoey S, Adriaens T, Dekoninck W, Devos K, Lock K, Onkelinx T, Packet J, Speybroeck J, Thomaes A, Van Den Berge K, Van Landuyt W, Verreycken H (2020): Validated red lists of Flanders, Belgium. v1.7. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Checklist.
Contact: Maes, Dirk

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The Validated red lists of Flanders, Belgium is a species checklist dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and described (v1.3) in Maes et al. 2019b ( It includes 3.063 taxa from 19 Flemish red lists that are considered validated, i.e. which used quantitative criteria and a representative sample of occurrences across all ecological regions in Flanders (Maes et al. 2015) for red list assessment. more

Here this compilation is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each taxon: the scientific name, higher classification (provided by the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy,, stable taxon identifier and Dutch vernacular name (in the taxon core), the red list category in Flanders as published, its IUCN equivalent and year of assessment (respectively in occurrenceRemarks, threatStatus and eventDate in the distribution extension), and the life-history traits biome, biotope, cuddliness, lifespan, mobility, nutrient level, and spine (in the description extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at:

Fresh water, Terrestrial, Checklists, Belgium: Flanders, Mammalia, Amphibia, Aves, Bryophyta, Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Odonata, Orthoptera, Pisces, Reptilia, Tracheophyta

Geographical coverage
Belgium: Flanders

Temporal coverage
1 January 1996 - 1 January 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Amphibia [WoRMS]
Aves [WoRMS]
Bryophyta [WoRMS]
Coleoptera [WoRMS]
Hemiptera [WoRMS]
Lepidoptera [WoRMS]
Odonata [WoRMS]
Orthoptera [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Reptilia [WoRMS]
Tracheophyta [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), moredata creator
Universiteit Gent (UGent), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2019-04-11
Information last updated: 2021-07-14
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