[Taxacom] saturday morning fun
gread at actrix.gen.nz
Sat Nov 27 16:07:03 CST 2010
The bird genus homonym is way senior to the beetle genus and on the beetle
genus page there is a disambiguation warning thus, with a direct link to
the bird genus.
The name Mimus is ambiguous and also refers to:
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Chordata
* Class: Aves
* Order: Passeriformes
* Family: Mimidae
* Genus: Mimus
But stir away. I tend to agree an aggregator should be able to auto
prevent such Huh! moments.
On Sun, November 28, 2010 Wolfgang wrote:
> GBF has more than 267 million occurrence records.
> No doubt, there is some quality in that quantity - accessible for those
> have plenty of time and knowhow to tickle it out. Much easier to see some
> the most spectacular errors:
> E.g. this:
> GBIF informs us they have 4.485.773 records for Insecta Coleoptera.
> Of these, 643.863 georeferenced records ("from a total of 583.664 records"
> [sic!]) are displayed on the map for a single nearctic species: "Mimus
> polyglottos", the Northern Mockingbird, a curculionid beetle species which
> has some subspecies belonging to birds.
> ..... but, okay, they wanted to arrive at full operational status in 2011
> (according to GBIF's own strategic plan)
> Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany
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