[Taxacom] Wikispecies

L Penev lyubo.penev at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 00:20:38 CDT 2009

EOL or Wikispecies? Instead of opposing them, I think we have to support
both major initiatives (as well as several other primary and secondary
aggregators) to ensure maximum dissemination of biodiversity information in
the public domain - something taxonomy really needs  - and to recognise the
fact that both initiatives have their own strengths and weaknesses, but
together combine to create maximum strength. To follow this policy, all new
taxa described in ZooKeys (registered in ZooBank and supplied routinely to
EOL and other aggregators) are already present in Wikispecies (thanks to
Stephen Thorpe). By agreement, in future new taxa will be registered by
Wikispecies within two days after publication.

Lyubomir Penev

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