I attempted to add the scientific name ‘Mergus merganser comatus’, now a synonym of orientalis, as part of the lexicon ‘Scientific Names’. However, after I pressed save, I was told only curators could actually add names through that lexicon. So, I added comatus through the English lexicon instead.
Is this the correct way of adding out-of-use scientific names? And is this the intended functionality?
No, this is not correct. If you would like an older scientific name to be added, please add a flag with the info so a curator can add the name. I’ve fixed this one.
I would add that this is not really a curation priority in most instances, so perhaps consider only asking for outdated names that are commonly used or easily confused. Or you could apply to be a curator if you would like a lot of them to be added.