Excel: Count unique text entries with multiple criteria


I am trying to count unique text 'Species' entires in column 'C' on a separate Worksheet (within the same workbook) with multiple criteria. The data are organized as follows (in 'Worksheet'):

Row# A B C
1 Survey Site Species
2 1 a x
3 1 b y
4 1 b y
5 2 a x
6 2 a x
7 2 b z
8 3 a z
9 3 b x
I have attempted to calculate the number of unique 'Species' during survey '1' at site 'a' using the following formula:
=SUM(IF('Worksheet'!$B$2:$B$9="a")*('Worksheet'!$A$2:$A$9="1", 1/(COUNTIFS('Worksheet'!$B$2:$B$9, "a", 'Worksheet'!$C$2:$C$9, 'Worksheet'!$C$2:$C$9, 'Worksheet'!$C$2:$C$9, "1"))), 0) but it says there is an error in my formula. Please help! Thanks, meowerson


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