[Taxacom] data quality vs. data security: a survey

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Sat Feb 13 17:20:17 CST 2010

Richard Pyle wrote:

>> A related issue which I find "very odd" is giving unique 
>> identifiers to taxon names, when taxon names are already 
>> unique identifers for taxa (and when that does go astray due 
>> to homonymy, it is easily fixed by replacement name). 
> I WISH I had the time to dissect this ... but I don't, so I won't.  If
> nobody else does, I may give it a shot later.

* didn't we have this all thrashed out a few months ago in the thread 
about "taxon concepts," and the nature of, and how to record, their 
association with names?

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