Metadata : Fauna Atlas N.T.


Metadata Details:

Name:AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile


Date Metadata Extracted:2024-05-23

Date Metadata Last Updated:2020-09-04

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Current URL (XML format) :


ANZLIC Identifier:2DBCB771208B06B6E040CD9B0F274EFE

Title:Fauna Atlas N.T.

Citation Date:2019-10-18

Date Type:revision

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



Comprehensive database of all known vertebrate fauna records, including mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and fish, as well threatened invertebrates, for the Northern Territory.

The records may be viewed in our web mapping application, NR Maps.
See folder Biodiversity > Fauna Atlas
The records are displayed as 4 data layers, described as follows;

Threatened Fauna: Any species classified as either critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable under the EPBC Act or TPWC Act
Significant Fauna: Any species classified as either Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened, Data Deficient under either the EPBC Act or TPWC Act.
Native Fauna: Species that occur or have occurred naturally in the Northern Territory region, ecosystem or habitat without human introduction
Introduced Fauna: Species that are not native and have been accidentally or deliberately transported to the Northern Territory by human activity

A checklist of NT Fauna taxa is also available to the public. See Supplementary Information in this metadata record.

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Dataset Status

Dataset ID:ANZNT0002002021


Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:continual

Data Currency Start Date:1983-01-01

Data Currency End Date:

Access Constraint:Download the spatial data package via

You are licensed to use the DENR geospatial products on the terms and conditions set out in: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0) at:
If you do not agree to the terms and conditions you must not use the geospatial products.
You are free to copy, communicate and adapt the licensed material, provided that you abide by the licence terms (including Attribution) and attribute the licensed material using the statement:
Supplied by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Copyright Northern Territory Government.

Data Quality

Lineage:Information has been collected from formal field surveys, incidental observations and reference material.

Positional Accuracy:Accuracy is variable. In general, accuracy depends on the source and age of the data. New data is typically, but not always, accurate to 10m. Some older records are rounded to the nearest degree. The accuracy of the record is sometimes indicated in the 'Accuracy' field for each data point. The accuracy of all data needs to be treated with caution.

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:Each point is a single record.

Completeness:The Fauna Atlas is updated with new records approximatly every six months.


Data Requests OfficerDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecurityGeospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department)
Damian MilneDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecuritySpatial

Data Dictionary

AttributeAttribute DescriptionPossible CodeCode Description
Common NameSpecies common name
Coord UncertaintyThe horizontal distance (in metres) from the given coordinates describing the smallest circle containing the whole location.
DatasetThe name of the dataset where the record is primarily stored and managed.
Dataset AbstractA description of the dataset where the record is primarily stored and managed.
Datasource AbstractA description of the original data source for the record.
DateThe date when the observation was recorded.
Date ToIf 'Date To" is provided then the observation was recorded during a period of time and represents the latest day on which the observation was recorded.
EPBCAEnvironmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 2007

Threatened Species Categories:
CR - Critically Endangered
EN - Endangered
VU - Vulnerable

Non-Threatened Species Categories:
CD - Conservation Dependent
EX - Extinct
EPBCA Migratory SpeciesEPBCA listed migratory species (indicated by '1')
EPBCA NotesAny informative notes associated with the EPBCA classification for a given species.
HabitatA general description of the local habitat surrounding the location of the record.
IdRecord ID number
Introduced StatusCode of the introduced status of each species. The definition for each code is provided in the field "Introduced Status Text"
Introduced Status TextA description of the introduced status of each NT fauna species.
LatitudeLatitude (decimal degrees)
Location descriptionA description of the location of the record
LongitudeLongitude (decimal degrees)
Observer NameThe name of the person who identified the record.
Observer NotesAny notes taken by the observer for the record.
Organisation NameThe name of the organisation that collected the record.
Original DatasourceThe name of the original data source for the record
Original Species NameThe original name that was assigned or provided with the record
QuantityThe number of individuals that were recorded. '0' indicates the species was present but not counted.
Sampling MethodThe method that was used to obtain the record.
Scientific NameSpecies scientific name
Sensitive StatusWhere 'Sensitive Status' = 1, the record has been classified as 'sensitive' and the coordinates for the record have been denatured (generalized). The sensitive flora and fauna data policy can be found here: The sensitive flora and fauna data list can be found here:
For access to full resolution coordinates for sensitive records contact
Significant SpeciesAny species classified as CR, EN, VU, NT, DD or 'Migratory' under either the TPWC Act, EPBC Act or EPBC Migratory Species Act (represented by '1')
Site CodeThe identifier for the survey site associated with the record.
TPWCANT Parks & Wildlife Conservation Act Threatened Species Classifications 2012

CR - Critically Endangered
EN - Endangered
VU - Vulnerable

Non-Threatened Species Categories:
ER - Extinct Regionally
EX - Extinct
EW - Extinct in the wild
NT - Near Threatened
LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient
NE - Not Evaluated
(Int) - introduced species
(NL) - not listed
TPWCA NotesAny informative notes associated with the TPWCA classification for a given species.
Taxon IDSpecies ID number
Threatened SpeciesAny species classified as CR, EN or VU under either the TPWC Act or EPBC Act (represented by '1').

Supplementary Information

For additional information regarding species classifications, refer to

The NT Fauna Checklist is regularly updated. View the currency date on the listing. Download list via

The Fauna Atlas can be downloaded via (see Access Constraint). The Fauna Atlas has been divided into the following subsets:
- Birds
- Fish
- Frogs
- Mammals
- Reptiles
- Threatened Species

This record maintained using the NTLIS Metadata Tool