NodeJS API v1
The API call using preferred_place_id results in strange names being used like “Earth-hog” and “Ceruleam Antelope”:
If the place_id is used instead of the preferred_place_id then the names are better (but then it throws out the threatened species, like Blue Duiker, so using place_id isn’t a viable alternative):
Links to the iNat pages:
Description of problem:
I would expect the call that uses the preferred_place_id to return the same names as the call that uses the place_id. The place_id has the more correct names.
Maybe the preferred_place_id variant always uses the last name?
(I’m not sure how to tell on the taxon page what name is used in what region, or which is the default.)