[Taxacom] reproduction of error on the www

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Mon Mar 23 00:27:57 CDT 2009

>>> On 23/03/2009 at 3:35 p.m., <Tony.Rees at csiro.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't think that the propagation of errors via the web will be
stoppable -

I checked one of my favourite animals with lots of epithet variants in
Thomson's ION system and found an interesting new typo, reverently

Platynereis dwnerilii  for dumerilii. Note this is linked to an oldish
paper (1959) and there's very unlikely to be the actual error in the
original paper or in the original Zoological Record entry (if there was
one). It's screaming recent OCR scanning error at me (um represented as

Very curious. Hope large scale retrospective OCR'ing (so fantastically
useful otherwise) aren't creating lots of such and putting them on the


Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
gread at actrix.gen.nz

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