[Taxacom] Does the species name have to change when it moves genus?

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Jun 20 13:58:03 CDT 2012

Hi David,

Very good post -- thanks!

> How
> close is this to the functionality envisioned for the Global Names
> Architecture?

Fairly close; except with the current funding, the focus is on name-strings
(GNI) and name-usage instances (GNUB), with semantic relationships
(cross-links) at the nomenclatural level.

However, it's being designed in such a way that it can serve as a robust
foundation for other "layers" that deal with taxon circumscription
relationships.  After all, both names and taxon concepts are anchored in
name-usage instances; so the underlying architecture -- and the objects to
which GUIDs need be assigned -- is the same for both.


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