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Table 1.

The structure of the database is represented by the following tables and fields.

Tables Fields
Main Data recordNumber – individual record number (increment numbers, formatted «FReDY-xxxxx»); originalNameUsage – the names of the species as reported in the source; scientificName – name of species, in accordance with modern taxonomy and nomenclature data (filled automatically with a query from the Species table); identificationQualifier – the quality of the identification (for notes like cf., aff.); taxonRemarks – notes about the discrepancy in spelling of the species names; taxonRank – the taxonomic rank of the entry given in the scientificName field; genus – genus (filled automatically with a query
from the scientificName field); group – the traditional group (filled automatically with a query from the Taxonomy table, the term is absent
in DwC); family – family (filled automatically with a query from the Taxonomy table); order – order (filled automatically with a query from the Taxonomy table); bibliographicCitation – reference to the literature
source reporting the registration of the species; stateProvince – the highest administrative subdivision of Russia (language – English, source – Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names,; county – rayon (language – English, source of names – Yandex.Maps); locality – location of the find (language – English, source of names – Yandex.Maps); verbatimLocality – the location of the find in the original (Russian) language as reported in the source; protectedArea – the territory of protected areas (term is absent in DwC); habitat – habitat (description of vegetation type, landscape and / or micro-conditions, language – English); verbatimHabitat – habitat in the original (Russian) language (term is absent in DwC); catalogNumber – herbarium number of the record, if reported in publication; eventDate – the date of registration of the find, if reported in publication; decimalLatitude – latitude (Decimal degrees); decimalLongitude – longitude (Decimal degrees); geodeticDatum – datum (most often WGS84); coordinateUncertaintyInMeters – the approximation of the coordinate (see DwC definition)
Synonymy A list of species names and corresponding current synonyms (filled in manually by the community of specialists [3])
References Bibliographic records (about 20 standard bibliographic fields)
Geography Geographic tree from Rayon to Country (built on the basis of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names and Yandex.Maps)
Taxonomy Taxonomic tree including group, order, family and genus (compiled manually based on a number of taxonomic sources)
Account Used to obtain statistical information using queries, for example, unique lists of species for individual territories and taxonomic analyses

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