[Taxacom] IRMNG is moving...

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Wed Jul 20 06:42:56 CDT 2016

Hi Tony,

IRMNG at WoRMS at present looks to me as just another context variant of
the WoRMS Aphia database (I'm a WoRMS editor). The search interface has
the same limited options basic to WoRMS.

This seems a step back. Where is the functionality of the old IRMNG for
finding and displaying homonym info and near matches in spelling under any
genus name as a unified display. This was the only aspect I used it for.
Particularly important now  as Nomenclator zoologicus online appears to
have died again.

People can still look up any genus at
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/irmng/ and see the BIG difference in
the two initial outputs.

I wanted the Classic IRMNG continued.  Perhaps WoRMS should think about
putting similar extended info into their initial search-result pages.

From: Taxacom <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> on behalf of Tony Rees
<tonyrees49 at gmail.com>
Sent: 20 July 2016 21:06
To: taxacom
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] IRMNG is moving...

The IRMNG 2016 release at VLIZ is now official - see

I am continuing to add and upgrade content, fix errors as notified, so
happy to receive alerts as to the latter,,,

Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On 25 June 2016 at 11:24, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Taxacomers,
> After 10 years of hosting by my (now former) host agency, CSIRO Marine
> Laboratories in Hobart, Australia, my IRMNG (Interim Register of
> Marine and Nonmarine Genera) data system is on the move and will in
> future be hosted by VLIZ, the Flanders Marine Institute in Belgium,
> thanks to a successful offer made by Francisco (Tjess) Hernandez on
> behalf of the VLIZ Data Management Team in 2014.

Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
gread at actrix.gen.nz

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