[Taxacom] Wikipedia classification

Una Smith una.smith at att.net
Sun Jul 5 00:02:39 CDT 2009

On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 06:05:29PM -0600, Mary Barkworth wrote:
>What surprised me was that there was no indication which is the senior
>and which the junior what should really be used rather than the junior.

That information belongs on the pages about each genus, not on the
disambiguation page.  The purpose of a Wikipedia disambiguation page
is not taxonomic disambiguation.  Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not
a systematic treatise, and although some editors would like Wikipedia
to tell the reader what name should be used, others are adamant that
this is not the job of an encyclopedia.

ZipcodeZoo[1] has a mashup of Latreillia, giving the taxonomy of the
fly genus, but in the related list of species including crab species.

	Una Smith

[1] http://zipcodezoo.com/Key/Animalia/Latreillia_Genus.asp

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