[Taxacom] accepted names using the uBio web services?

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Wed Jun 18 02:50:02 CDT 2008

your best bet would be the Catalogue of Life ... but not all AVC
(Accepted, Valid, Correct) names have all the nomenclatural (homotypic,
'whatever then word is in ICZN speak') names included. I did not check
this name.



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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Ken-ichi Ueda
Sent: 18 June 2008 08:29
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Subject: [Taxacom] accepted names using the uBio web services?

Hi all,

Is there a way to get the currently accepted name of an outdated taxon
name using the uBio web services?

For example, if I call namebank_search for "Hyla crucifer," an outdated
scientific name of Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper, a frog from the
eastern US), I get several namebank objects back at the species level:
2812644, 6805040, 655121, and 4827754. Calling namebank_object on each
of these returns lots of data about the names, but nothing I can see
that indicates a link to the accepted name, Pseudacris crucifer. Looking
at these IDs on the website (say,
http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=655121), it seems
that uBio can make that link, at least in the classification. The
results from classificationbank_search and classificationbank_object
didn't seem to provide any connections to an accepted name either.

So, can anyone recommend a way to get at name status using the uBio web
services?  Am I missing something, or is this just not possible?

My apologies if this is too technical (or perhaps too simple!) for this
list.  If there's a more code-oriented biodiversity informatics list
somewhere, please let me know.


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