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The ID of the Wikidata item about the feature's species (intended for plants, like trees, or animals in a zoo). Edit or translate this description.
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Status: de facto


The species:wikidata=* tag is a machine-readable form of species=*. The value must be the Wikidata ID of an item that is representing a taxon (typically it will be instance of (P31) Taxon (Q16521)).

It should be used for plants that do not have their own Wikidata item and are not relevant enough to justify their own Wikidata item. Instead of creating a Wikidata item for those plants, add the species:wikidata=* tag to the OSM object with the Wikidata ID of the relevant taxon as value.

This tag may also be used for attraction=animal.

Please also add the species=* tag to these OSM objects, this key is not intended as a replacement for species=*, rather as a supplement to uniquely identify a species.

Commonly used values

The most frequently used values in OSM data for this key are (as of June 2020):

Value Species name
Q147096 Bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium)
Q161374 London Plane (Platanus × hispanica)
Q311325 Grandidier's baobab (Adansonia grandidieri)
Q259500 Rain tree (Samanea saman)
Q165321 Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata)

For a longer and more up-to-date list see TagInfo or this SPARQL query:

These values are the most frequently used taxons assigned to Wikidata items of trees:

Value Species name
Q158746 small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Q165145 Common oak (Quercus robur)
Q156831 large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos)
Q146149 European beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Q156944 Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)

For a longer and up-to-date list see this SPARQL query:

See also