BSBI Distribution Database > Taxon name parser

Taxon name lookup and validation

Upload a taxon name list (or other tab-delimited file containing a column of taxon names) to match against names in the DDb.

The output consists of the uploaded file with additional columns matching against the DDb names and with some types of problem highlighted.

If you are using this tool to prepare data for import into the DDb then please retain all the default settings in the Advanced Options section. This will ensure that the 'DDb internal id' column is included, which is used rather than taxon name when importing records.

The name parser will treat the first row of the file as column headings, so if the source file is missing headings then please add these before upload.

Processing large files may take several minutes, if this causes problems with your connection then please contact us.

More information about the taxon name validation process is available on our documentation website.

Source file
Advanced options
Source file - more options
Output columns
Matched name

Accepted name


Vernacular name
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