[Taxacom] CoL caught with its fly down!

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon May 23 17:03:06 CDT 2011

well ... the silly answer is that I was in too much of a hurry to compose a 
sensible Taxacom post, so I just recklessly fired off my unfettered thoughts ... 
how unlike me!! :)
>Why are you duplicating/copying this particular work on Tabanidae genus names 
>anyway?  (so many insects, so little time , etc etc)<
Two reasons: (1) it was partly an experiment to see how good the data was from 
CoL and its source database in a relatively well-documented group; and (2) I 
need to create Wikispecies pages for all valid genera anyway, so that new 
publications can be easily added ...
Importantly, I was not merely duplicating/copying Systema Dipterorum Tabanidae. 
I'll leave that for CoL and EoL, etc., to do, but rather I was trying to verify 
it all for myself, and I discovered several anomalies which I have already 
pointed out ... i.e., quality control ...

From: Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Tue, 24 May, 2011 9:44:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] CoL caught with its fly down!


Umm, is this a silly question? Perhaps you could have asked for the
information you wanted from this database? Or asked that searches of this
type could be made possible - given that you might want to do something of
the sort again? Or do you like doing things the hard way? :-)

Why are you duplicating/copying this particular work on Tabanidae genus
names anyway?  (so many insects, so little time , etc etc).

>>> On 23/05/2011 at 5:39 p.m., Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

"It has been an enormously time consuming task to work out which of the
genus-group names included in Tabanidae by Systema Dipterorum were
considered to be valid genera by Systema Dipterorum!"

Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
gread at actrix.gen.nz


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