[Taxacom] saturday morning fun
adamcot at cscoms.com
Mon Nov 29 15:56:28 CST 2010
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From: "David Remsen (GBIF)" <dremsen at gbif.org>
To: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Cc: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] saturday morning fun
> Thanks for the summary. I'd be interested to hear what various
> Catalogue of Life providers think of all this. I know some taxonomic
> sectors, like the Lepidoptera, derived from LepIndex NHM-London,
> have not been thoroughly reviewed, falling into your 'raw' category.
There were a number of errors in LepIndex Papilionidae last time I looked,
despite good work from George Beccaloni. Apart from the taxonomy not being
up to date, there were a number of species and genera belonging to other
families inside the Papilionidae list.
I assume that similar errors occur across the sources of CoL/GBIF etc. There
are certainly similar errors in Wikispecies, trouble is I don't have enough
time to do my own work, never mind assist in correcting such errors
(although I did send an e-mail to GB about the non-Papilionidae in the
list). I guess it's the same story for most of us who could sort out the
errors if we had time.
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