[Taxacom] globalnames?

David Patterson dpatterson at eol.org
Thu Sep 17 14:33:30 CDT 2009

The reason EOL has a particular spelling will be because that is the  
spelling provided by our content partner (Catalogue of Life).  EOL is  
an indexing and aggregating initiative.  Concerns about accuracy  
should be directed to the source databases either directly or by  
contacting the appropriate curators or by adding a comment to the  
species page.

David Patterson

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On Sep 16, 2009, at 10:05 PM, "Geoff Read" <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:

> Interesting. But to rain, or lightly drizzle on yr parade Kevin -  
> reading
> it through I'm confused on the taxonomists' petalodes/petaloides  
> spellings
> down the years, and also whether you've made a mistake yourselves on  
> that
> between boxes 3 & 4 in the Schulzer combination, or is it all part  
> of the
> demonstration? And why does EOL have its entry as petalodes when  
> mostly
> it's petaloides elsewhere, the former 'petalodes' possibly the  
> original
> author's orthography? Possibly it's crystal clear to any botanist  
> but I
> only have so much time :).  Maybe a bit too finicky an example?
> A zoologist would certainly not use the abbrev Bull. for Bulliard  
> (more
> potential for obfuscation), and would I hope have given the date,
> Bulliard, 1780 for the basionym.
> Geoff
>>>> On 9/17/2009 at 10:17 a.m., Kevin Richards
> <RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz>
> wrote:
>> To emphasise Rich's point, a gander at the poster we showed at
> e-Biosphere may
>> help.
>> It shows the name expansion idea, going from the "god-awful  
>> mess" (name
>> strings), drilling down into the stable nomenclatural names, and back
> out to
>> "synonym" concepts and other connected GNI name strings.
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