[Taxacom] Occurrence data...

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Fri Feb 18 00:48:30 CST 2011

The Trichoteleia case is actually an interesting one, because the data have already been compiled in the Hymenoptera Online Database:


Try this experiment. Go to this webpage and type 'Trichoteleia pauliani' into the Search box. Check out the information available once the search returns a result, and notice how long it takes to see that information.

Now go to the GBIF data portal and search for this species. Is it easier/harder, slower/faster to get the same info than through the hymenopterists' effort?

Both of these resources are online and free. Which would you prefer to use? (Do I hear you saying 'But that depends on the user and what information they want!' Hmmmmmmmm)

Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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