Range map dataset for terrestrial vertebrates across Taiwan

Published: 29 June 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/4g2xfsbmnr.2


This dataset provides up-to-date, high-precision species distribution maps for 379 terrestrial vertebrates in Taiwan. We used species distribution modeling as the base and then aggregated multiple open datasets describing species occurrence and environmental factors as data sources. Thereafter, we estimated the primary broad-scale and high spatial resolution species range maps using the MaxEnt modeling algorithm, and then consulted experts on each taxa to refine these maps. There are three files in this dataset: model_metadata.csv - metadata of models and information of species, including species taxonomic information, and model arguments. range_maps.shp - species range maps in the shapefile format, each species has its own polygon.



Endemic Species Research Institute


Ecology, Zoology, Biogeography, Analytical Modeling, Conservation Ecology