rgbif: download description data per species?

I try to get information for habitats of about 31.000 species and I found that for many species GBIF holds the EUNIS habitat classification in the “description” box together with some other information such as lifespan or even cuddliness. I wonder whether it is possible to download the description data for a species using rgbif. However, I did not found a way yet to get this done with the available functions. Ideas on alternative workflows would be appreciated, too.

Okay, I found the answer myself. It was quite simple, as the example for “name_usage” provides a (non-working) example.

Just try: name_usage(key=9206251, data='descriptions')

This will provide EUNIS-habitats if available.

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