longest name part

Robin Panza panzar at CLPGH.ORG
Fri Apr 26 17:15:26 CDT 1996

> From: Linda Stathoplos <stath at ARGOS.NODC.NOAA.GOV>
> Taxacomers:
> I've been charged with setting the field length for
> each part of a taxonomic name for a relational database.

One way to save space is to put the higher order (above genus) information in a
relational file, not in the primary file.  I assume your example, with its
-aceae ending, is a plant family.  This, and other taxonomic info, would take
up 0 characters in the primary file, allowing a bit less scrimping on the genus
and species fields in the primary file.

Robin Panza
Section of Birds                panzar at clp2.clpgh.org
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh  PA  USA  15213

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