[Taxacom] Wikipedia classification

Mary Barkworth Mary at biology.usu.edu
Sat Jul 4 17:42:22 CDT 2009

You mean that, under the zoological code, a generic name can be used for
two different groups of organisms? This is disambiguation? 

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Una Smith
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On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 12:38:13PM +1000, Tony.Rees at csiro.au wrote:
>One thing I forgot. In the blog mentioned, Rod picks up that there is a
problem with the Wikipedia style page URL e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreillia in the case of genus level
homonyms (in this instance: Diptera or Brachyura?), where it is possible
to go to the wrong instance, and does in this case, following  a link
from the crab family page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreilliidae .

I fixed that one.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latreillia now is a 
disambiguation page.

> There are LOTS of these at genus level - in IRMNG my current count of
>non-unique genus names is currently 68730 and rising.

Could you do a data analysis for Wikipedia?  Identify all the names
on your list of 68730 that on Wikipedia are not disambiguation pages?
The result would be a project for Wikipedia's "disambiguous" editors
to tackle.

	Una Smith


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