[Taxacom] Apteropanorpa

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Jun 24 02:12:54 CDT 2013

You mean until we have one place where anyone can "just do it" and add missing data at their leisure with minimum fuss, to help build a comprehensive catalogue of world biota ... oh, wait! We do have such a place ... Wikispecies!

From: "Tony.Rees at csiro.au" <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
To: mesibov at southcom.com.au; stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz 
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Monday, 24 June 2013 6:58 PM
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Apteropanorpa

They are also in Global Names Index, see


GNI is fortunate in having a recent (2009?) dump from ION although I believe more recent names are missing. GNI does not, however, have the higher taxonomic information that ION does. On the other hand the ION database is notionally proprietory to Thomson Reuters (although that does not seem to have been a consideration for the construction of BioNames...)

Basically until we have one curated, openly available source for all this stuff then gaps such as those identified will continue. Extant land plants are somewhat better served by "the Plant List" although this has not been updated since 2010 and is again not really open for re-use... (welcome to the wonderful world of biodiversity informatics).

Regards - Tony

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> ...and all 4 are in ION and BioNames...
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