Distribution map from the Atlas of Departmental Biodiversity and Marine Sectors program
Validated version of the best level of knowledge available at a given time. This category indicates a reliable picture of the distribution at the date of completion of the map with a good presumption of absence in areas where the taxa is not mentioned. Example: atlas of amphibians and reptiles of Metropolitan France.
Set of controlled data from programs: includes validated data sets associated with current inventories or finalised inventories but partially incomplete. Differs from the "reference distribution" primarily on the completeness and expertise collegiate. I.e. the data presented have a high reliability but do not necessarily represent the area of national distribution of taxa.
Data sets for which the acquisition or organizational methodology does not meet the criteria to define an inventory for INPN. These data, originating from specialists and generally considered a priori to be reliable, are not yet integrated in a process of third-party validation. This data is often designed to integrate an inventory. Example: data from CardObs, pre-sorted data from participatory science programs.
Program data whose main purpose is not the inventory of species, but the classification of an area, especially protected areas or inventory perimeters. Example: ZNIEFF G1 and G2, Natura 2000, protected areas, APB.