[Taxacom] Google, Wikipedia, and EOL

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Sep 2 16:58:08 CDT 2009

In message <f05100308c6c34e26e2f6@[]>, Doug Yanega
<dyanega at ucr.edu> writes

>Just compare the entries for the Monarch butterfly in both resources
>(I sincerely urge people to do so, so you can form your own opinions):
>Frankly, I think the latter is VASTLY superior

>Wikipedia also shows a distribution map, indicates the subspecies,
>lists adult host plants, talks about the taxonomic and nomenclatural
>history (including etymology), and even discusses related species.

>On the other hand, among the links on Wikipedia
>are some that DO display specimen metadata.

Wikipedia also emits the 'Species' microformat:


Andy Mabbett

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