TaxonWorks is general purpose web-based framework that facilitates biodiversity informatics research. More information is available at


Instructions for installing TaxonWorks for development and production use, and notes on development tools are available in the tw_provision repo.

Developer resources



New contributors are greatly welcomed! See

User resources

Issues, bugs, feature requests can be added by users/collaborators one the issue tracker, they are linked and tracked internally via Jira. Developers can be contacted on . TaxonWorks has a wiki for conceptual discussion and aggregating help documentation over the long term. The Species File Group hosts a production and sandbox instance of TaxonWorks, contact with questions about their use.


Tweets come from @TaxonWorks.


TaxonWorks is open source and is presently available under the University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, read more here.


This project was funded in part by NSF-ABI-1356381. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.