[Taxacom] prolific species describers
Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Sat Apr 13 18:04:26 CDT 2013
Thanks, Rich, for the expose and sample GNUB result.
Just to steal a minute amount of your thunder, a web facility has been provided in IRMNG to do this (at genus level at least) for authors for some time - example:
http://www.marine.csiro.au/mirrorsearch/ir_search.go?searchtxt=Walker&hlevel=author (all groups)
http://www.marine.csiro.au/mirrorsearch/ir_search.go?searchtxt=Walker&hlevel=author&groupchoice=mam (same search restricted to mammals)
which in addition, shows what I currently have recorded with regard to original publication info, present taxonomic placement, synonymy and so on. - although a database-level query is still currently required to generate the top 10 or whatever, sorry...
The web form to do these queries is at http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/irmng/, enter a surname optionally with year - optional taxonomic filters are in the drop-down list- then press "author search (genus level)".
In my current system authors with the same surname are presently conflated in this query result (could be different) also the results are sorted by year then alphabetic (with a few non-standard forms at the end). Chronologically non-overlapping authors with the same surname will be distinguished on this basis, to a degree... At present I do not have the same facility for species but could construct one on request.
One could think of this as my "desktop GNUB" really - to be deprecated once something better is available in GNA-land (hence the "Interim" word in the title IRMNG...), so I await delivery of more and better GN* tools with interest (as you know).
Regards to all - Tony
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Pyle
> Sent: Sunday, 14 April 2013 8:37 AM
> To: Taxacom
> Subject: [Taxacom] Apologies!
> Crap. I was afraid of that (i.e., garbled table). Sorry, everyone.
> looked a lot cleaner in my email client before I clicked "Send".
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> > bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Pyle
> > Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:29 PM
> > To: 'Ohl, Michael'; 'Ken Kinman'
> > Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Taxacom] prolific species describers
> > These are the kinds of questions we could answer in a split second
> with a
> > fully-populated Global Names Usage Bank. I know those sound like
> > empty and/or idealistic and/or naïve words (fair enough). But those
> > also happen to be true.
> > I had never thought to do this sort of analysis before using GNUB,
> but It
> > me only about five minutes to write a query that produced the
> > filtered by "Actinopterygii" (only the top 20 records are shown; the
> > results included 3899 records):
> > Name Total Valid %
> > Start End
> > -----------------------------------
> > Bleeker, Pieter 1952 829
> > 1836 1931
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