[Taxacom] Definition of Checklist

Arthur Chapman taxacom3 at achapman.org
Tue Feb 12 15:38:53 CST 2008

I am not sure about egolists, but birders also have use 'checklists' 
that don't include geographic regions - for example a checklist of  
nectar seeking birds.  But then is this really a list rather than a 

I did a search on Google for "Checklist and Plant" - the first result 
has a list of plants and attributes, none of which include geographic 

Perhaps we need a matrix that people can tick - with a list of 
attributes such as Anna's down the page, and a list of categories across 
the page - such as checklist; catalogue; nomenclature; index; 
flora/fauna; monograph etc.

Perhaps after a little more discussion here to get the two sets of 
categories for the matrix, put it on survey monkey and get people to 
tick which they think is relevant for each.  This is easy to do.


Australian Biodiversity Information Services
Toowoomba, Australia

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