I want to ask questions like 'what family is this species in, and which other species are in this family?'.

I am aware of Wikispecies/Wikidata but are there any other good open and linked databases/APIs that would be worth looking at?

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    $\begingroup$ I suspect that while this is a perfectly reasonable question for a computational science forum, that the people who usually hang out here are not the crowd that would likely know the answer to this. Are there computational biology forums? $\endgroup$ – Wolfgang Bangerth Sep 1 '15 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ I was at a bit of a loss as to where to ask this question! I could try the Biology StackExchange... $\endgroup$ – Abbie Sep 1 '15 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ That sounds like a perfect question for opendata.stackexchange.com! $\endgroup$ – Christian Clason Sep 1 '15 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Abbie There are a few links in grey below your question. You could either flag for moderator attention and request migration to opendata.SE or delete the question. (I'd recommend the latter, and to look around a bit on opendata how they like their questions -- and whether yours has been answered already -- and then ask a new one.) $\endgroup$ – Christian Clason Sep 1 '15 at 17:28
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think closing the question is necessary -- in fact, I think that the comments here have provided a reasonably good answer to the original request :-) $\endgroup$ – Wolfgang Bangerth Sep 1 '15 at 21:54

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