I’m a little confused on how the complete taxa function operates (i.e. the little “All x added to the database” banner). I just completed a genus of sponges (Nudospongilla) and would like to mark it as such, but the instructions are a bit esoteric.
- All extant species in the clade to be added to iNaturalist
- A global external reference and any deviations from that reference explicitly mapped (e.g. as done here).
- One or more taxon curators willing/able to take on all ongoing taxon curation tasks such as keeping iNat in sync with the external reference, resolving flags and disputes, and if necessary making explicit deviations for controversial or disruptive changes.
It seems complete taxon status has to be requested but there are also special taxon curators that manage this? Also, where and how would you “map” any deviations? The example given appears in a journal post of a working group. In the case of Nudospongilla there actually is a deviation and it’s sort of important, because N. uvirae (under any of its synonyms) isn’t listed on WoRMS, but it definitely exists.
So how exactly is this process completed?