This service retrieves information about a taxon from GBIF's backbone taxonomy (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). It takes as input a taxon name provided using property schema:name. The reason for using schema:name instead of e.g. dwc:scientificName is that the searched name may be accepted or a synonym. Hence the schema:name property that makes no assumption as to the nature of the name.
The graph produced may contain multiple taxa represented as instances of the dwc:Taxon class. Each one comes with the following information: currently accepted/valid name (dwc:acceptedNameUsage and dwc:acceptedNameUsageID), scientific name (dwc:scientificName and dwc:scientificNameID), scientific name authorhip (dwc:scientificNameAuthorship), article in which the name was published (dwc:namePublishedIn), source (dwc:nameAccordingTo), classification (dwc:kingdom, dwc:phylum, dwc:class, dwc:order, dwc:family, dwc:genus), parent taxon (skos:broader), taxonomic rank (dwc:taxonRank and taxrefp:hasRank), URL of the taxon name web page (schema:sameAs).