The Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) is an informatics workbench aiding the acquisition, storage, analysis and publication of DNA barcode records. The associated taxonomy browser shows the progress of DNA barcoding and provides sample collection site distribution, and taxon occurence information.

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in BOLD Systems taxon ID should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
27267   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from BOLD Systems taxon ID should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
2007 bold: The Barcode of Life Data System (
Metaregistry BOLD Systems taxon ID

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 6 mappings to external registries for bold.taxonomy with 3 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext BOLD.TAXONOMY logo miriam bold.taxonomy
Name-to-Thing Name-to-Thing logo n2t bold.taxonomy
National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry ncbi BOLD
Prefix Commons prefixcommons bold
Wikidata Property Wikidata Property logo wikidata P3606

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE bold.taxonomy:27267 is used to demonstrate the provides available for bold.taxonomy. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
BOLD Systems taxon ID bold.taxonomy
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t