[Taxacom] globalnames?

Tony.Rees at csiro.au Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Tue Sep 15 01:29:17 CDT 2009


Hi all,

There are various interesting/novel/amusing combinations in globalnames.org for sure, most from remote data providers via the GBIF network, but at least exposing them to scrutiny is one way to discover that they need fixing - same with species occurrence records with incorrect / nonsensical lat-lons. More eyes, better data quality eventually, hopefully - or maybe we should never expose data in case a tiny percentage of it may have errors (an interesting question).

Regards - Tony


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"Common" or "European" gives similar results. Isn't this just "gemeine  
sense" ;-) ?
Brian

Quoting Wolfgang Lorenz <faunaplan at googlemail.com>:

> Dear All,
> after visiting http://www.globalnames.org, a journalist asked me, who were
> those taxonomists responsible for creating numerous homonyms of the genus
> "Gemeine", -
> namely Mr./ Mrs. (Dr.? Prof.? prenames?):
> Sumpfbinse, Bernsteinschnecke, Braunelle, Eichenschrecke, Federlibelle,
> Felsenbirne, Fichte, Flockenblume, Garten-Wegschnecke, Graseule,
> Hopfenbuche, Kugelmuschel, Nachtkerze, Quecke, Schafgarbe, Wasserassel,
> Weidenjungfer, Wespe, Wiesenwanze...
>
> Well, journalists do have a sixth sense for hidden secrets. And they are not
> deterred but rather attracted by warnings like "The primary users of this
> site are not people, but other machines, so please don't complain because
> the site is boring".
> So, shouldn't we also risk a look? Maybe some more sensations hiding there?
>
> Indeed, my own quick search revealed two facts that I didn't know so far:
> The genus "Gr├╝ne" was described by author Stinkwanze, and the author for
> genus "Spanische" is Mr./ Mrs. "Wegschnecke", according to globalnames.org.
>
> Uhmmm oups, - no, that's undigestible for human users...
>
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang
> -------------------------------------
> Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany
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