Extract all possible TaxonIDs corresponding to the provided taxonomical description, which can be at the family, the genus or the species levels.

getTaxonID(
family = "",
genus = "",
species = "",
taxaType = 1,
dbname = "gbif4crest_02"
)

## Arguments

family

The name of the family.

genus

The name of the genus.

species

The name of the species.

taxaType

A numerical index (between 1 and 6) to define the type of palaeoproxy used: 1 for plants, 2 for beetles, 3 for chironomids, 4 for foraminifers, 5 for diatoms and 6 for rodents. The example dataset uses taxaType=0 (pseudo-data). Default is 1.

dbname

The name of the data source database.

## Value

A vector of unique taxonIDs.

## Examples

if (FALSE) {
getTaxonID("Zamiaceae")
getTaxonID("Zamiaceae", "Ceratozamia")
## \code{taxaType = 2} searches for beetles and not plants, so the next line returns nothing.
getTaxonID("Zamiaceae", "Ceratozamia", taxaType = 2)
}