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Wolfram Knowledge about Species in Microsoft Excel

Species entities include many taxonomic levels from kingdom to various subspecies levels and cover non-plant taxa, including animals and fungi. Entities are currently limited to a selection of extant organisms, with a greater focus on macroscopic organisms.

A few example entities...

African elephants
sea anemones
American alligator
eastern striped grasshopper
spaced snipe eel
blue whale
rock cod

You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • common name
  • scientific name
  • alternate common names
  • alternate scientific names
  • wikipedia summary text
  • image
  • reference
  • taxonomic sequence
  • taxonomic level
  • parent taxon
  • kingdom
  • phylum
  • order
  • class
  • family
  • genus
  • species
  • weight
  • maximum recorded lifespan
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

Compute with Species data in the Wolfram Language