[Taxacom] validation of taxon names [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 15:06:38 CST 2012

> it seems to me that the point here is being missed ...
> too much focus seems to be on what one can do with the data, *if one can
get it*
> there does not seem to be enough of a focus on (1) getting missing data,
including (1a) keeping data updated, and (2) evaluating the true quality of
existing data ...

APNI/APC and IPNI understands this and there are ongoing staff employed to
do it.

> plants and (named) fungi are relatively easy cases, but most (named)
> organisms on Earth are arthropods, for which there are huge data gaps ...

I have spoken again with the plants... it's not their problem and they
still don't care...


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