Plazi is a non-country participant of GBIF. Plazi provides observation records discovered and extracted from the scientific literature, especially from treatments. The assignment of persistent identifiers to treatments allows to cite the source of the observation record's taxon.
Together with the Journal Archiving and Interchange Tagsuit team, Plazi and Pensoft developed and maintain TaxPub, a biodiversity domain specific flavor of JATS, now used in taxonomic publications. Besides semantically enhancing the articles, this allows at the same time to import the articles into PubMed Central and extract content directly into TreatmentBank.