[Taxacom] complete list of all species

Christopher Taylor gerarus at westnet.com.au
Fri Feb 15 10:41:03 CST 2008

> Organism names are opinions and should be stored in
> databases as such - with the necessary time aspects.

> Is this too obvious to be discussed, or is it indeed often
> overlooked?

I would say that it should be the former, but it is unfortunately the
latter. For instance, colleagues of mine are suffering with a programme
supposed to be for biological databasing that allows tracking and
automating of synonymies, but seemingly can't deal with
reidentifications of  individual specimens.


        Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor
Dept of Environmental Biology
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth 6845
Western Australia


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