I am a fairly new curator and have a question about a taxonomic change I would like to make.
I am trying to change a taxon currently at genus level to subgenus. This seems as simple as going to “Edit Taxon” and changing rank to “subgenus” and the parent ID to the proper parent ID.
In theory, this should make the genus name of each species in that subgenus revert to the parent taxon name, correct? Are there any repercussions I should expect?
I just wanted to consult the experts before committing this change.
Thanks in advance for any help. I can provide any additional or specific information needed, if it helps.