[Taxacom] Citing Authors for Animals
deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Mon Oct 19 01:52:11 CDT 2015
> Well, a different taxonomic point of view is the 'spice' of taxonomy (...
> variety is the spice of life) and there are systems which can model this, one
> being the GNUB (cue Rich).
Thanks...but.... I've already way over-extended my personal Taxacom quota for the month. I'll let this one go....
> I guess all I'm saying is leave the names to
> nomenclators (e.g. IF), the taxonomy to checklists (e.g. SF, CoL, Eschmeyer's
> Catalogue of Fishes [couldn't resist correcting the English]) and store ID
> (local IDs, LSIDs, GUIDs) from these sources in your database.
One point of clarity: Eschmeyer's CoF is MUCH more of a nomenclator than a checklist. Yes, it does some taxonomy/checklist stuff too; but first and foremost it's a database of names.
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