When working on downloaded files I notice that the ‘common_name’ field is sometimes blank. For example, the ‘common_name’ field is blank for the following 'scientific_name’s. Each is linked to an observation. In parentheses is the first word in the description i.e. Genus Chlorophyllum for the first on the list. I think this may be the common denominator … that the name starts with Genus, Subtribe, Subgenus etc. as opposed to the 2nd section below starting with Accipiters:
- Chlorophyllum (Genus)
- Crocus (Genus)
- Cryptotympanina (Subtribe)
- Dryobates (Genus)
- Egretta (Genus)
- Platytipula (Subgenus)
- Rheumaptera (Genus)
- Xestia (Genus)
- Zinnia (Genus)
There are some taxons, not at the species level, that do have a ‘common_name’. Here’s a list of a few showing ‘scientific_name’ | ‘common_name’ with a link to an observation. None of these names start with Genus or Subtribe etc. These descriptions for the observations below are consistently at the end of the name in parentheses i.e. Accipiters (Genus Accipiter):
Is it possible for downloaded observations that currently have a blank ‘common_name’ to have this field populated?
Currently I have a lookup table for these 'scientific_name’s in order to fill in the ‘common_name’ field.
Here’s a view of the downloaded data for the two columns mentioned:
Thanks in advance.