Arctos API

Note: this documentation refers to the 2021 API (since Jan 2021). A REST-style API existed in 2020 (old documentation). The original JSON/CSV API (of the form https://arctos.database.museum/SpecimenResultsJSON.cfm?accn_number=...) is no longer functional.

Request format

Specimen query terms

Results

Examples:

Single specimen by GUID, with additional columns:

  https://arctos.database.museum/component/api/v1/catalog.cfc?method=getCatalogData&api_key=...&guid=UAM:Herb:34746&cols=partdetail,phylum

Several specimens by GUID:

  https://arctos.database.museum/component/api/v1/catalog.cfc?method=getCatalogData&api_key=...&guid=UAM:Herb:34746,UAM:Herb:34745

Specimens by name:

  https://arctos.database.museum/component/api/v1/catalog.cfc?method=getCatalogData&api_key=...&genus=Claytonia&species=arctica