What's new


  • New: suggestion for alternate search query if advanced search does not produce any results (for selected fields only).
  • Improved: search queries and sorting of results have been optimised.
  • Improved: interface language preference is saved in a consistent way.
  • Fixed: "show all media" link sometimes was broken.


  • New: BioPortal uses the updated and much improved NBA v2.0 for data queries.
  • New: Dashboard demonstrating statistics of the Naturalis collection.
  • New: downloadable DarwinCore archives of selected collections.
  • New: NBA queries are handled by a dedicated, open source PHP client that mirrors the functionality of the NBA Java client.
  • New: download images of specimens in the highest possible resolution.
  • New: provide feedback for inaccurate or erroneous specimen data.
  • Improved: specimen queries in the advanced search form have been merged into a single form.
  • Improved: clearer help texts for the advanced search form.
  • Improved: browse individual specimen, taxon and multimedia results (multimedia only in v1.0).
  • Improved: search results based on "name resolution" indicate the link between search term and result.
  • Improved: advanced search form has been tailored to the needs of collection administrators.
  • Improved: "show all media" links for specimen and taxon searches: fetch all media for your search criteria with a single click.
  • Improved: all nature areas in the geographical search form now produce results.
  • Fixed: AND/OR queries now always produce accurate results.