[Taxacom] Correction: Catalogue of Life, EoL, etc.

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Tue Sep 28 21:13:33 CDT 2010

just two corrections to my last post:
(1)  where I said 'like in Curculionoidea, where most (but not quite all!) 
endemic New Zealand genera are missing', I meant to say 'like in Curculionoidea, 
where most (but not quite all!) of the endemic New Zealand Anthribidae genera 
are missing'
(2) 'Also, since this particular error didn't originate in the source database' 
- it now looks like it did, but it doesn't change much ... the end user still 
ends up with it in their lap ...


From: "Tony.Rees at csiro.au" <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
To: neale at bishopmuseum.org
Cc: stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Wed, 29 September, 2010 3:04:57 PM
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Catalogue of Life, EoL, etc.

Dear Neal,

My apologies for casting aspersions, they were intended only to be 
instructional, but actually I did check before typing that line, of course...

gives family Tabanidae for that species (Culex jalisco Berlin, 1974), while 
others are correctly in Culicidae - sorry.

Or maybe that is an old record somehow, but it still tallies with what is in CoL 
2010 online version...

Regards - Tony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neal Evenhuis [mailto:neale at bishopmuseum.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:29 AM
> To: Rees, Tony (CMAR, Hobart)
> Cc: stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Catalogue of Life, EoL, etc.
> At 3:20 PM -1000 9/28/10, Tony.Rees at csiro.au wrote:
> >Hi Stephen,
> >
> >If you understand the data flow you will realise where the error
> >originates, i.e. EoL uses that Cat. of Life for its taxonomic
> >authority file / data backbone, CoL is a compilation of numerous
> >(70+) specialist contributors, so errors in any of the latter will
> >be propagated up the chain unless someone spots them (as you have
> >done) - then the appropriate action is to inform the source database
> >(in this case the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera,
> >http://www.diptera.org/ ) who will no doubt be pleased to be alerted
> >to it so that it can be corrected.
> Well ... it sure didn't come from there. See search results for Culex
> from that database. Check before you cast blame someplace....
> http://bit.ly/dnfTZg
> Next guess????
> -Neal


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