Help with duplicate taxa - wiki

If any curators want to help out with a mindless task, these are duplicate taxa within each iconic taxa (which means their probably true duplicates)

e.g. within molluscs
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1206447-Cultellus-maximus
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1206448-Cultellus-maximus

Any help swapping these to reduce duplication would be much appreciated!

Iconic Taxon:Arachnida
…Phyllocoptes compressus
…Minbosius
…Tetrabalius

Iconic Taxon:Animalia
…Eugerdella
…Ophiosemnotes
…Ophiocypris
…Squamophis
…Ophiocryptus
…Acanthotrochus
…Nannoniscoides
…Ophiologimus
…Haplomesus
…Ruhbergia
…Psolicrux
…Astrothrombus
…Ophiobyrsa
…Psolidocnus
…Neolepidotrochus
…Placothuria
…Holophryxus
…Ophiobyrsella
…Ammotrophus
…Astrocles
…Hoplaster
…Actinoposthia
…Globosita
…Amphicyclus
…Zenocentrotus
…Myopea
…Diatomovora
…Eulalia splendens
…Paralophaster
…Pilematechinus
…Nannonisconus
…Torwolia
…Whoia
…Ceratophysa
…Havelockia
…Australocnus

…Ctenella (Looks legit, in two different phyla)
…Chitonaster

…Notocelis (One duplicate, two remaining in different phyla)
…Chandraniscus
…Psolidothuria
…Dendrotion
…Paratomella
…Ophiogeron
…Phyrella
…Balanophyllia floridana
…Harrimania

Iconic Taxon:Mollusca
…Cultellus maximus
…Leptoxis coosaensis
…Striopulsellum
…Gadilina
…Ctenocardia translata

…Margaritidae (Both valid per MolluscaBase, in different Orders)
…Compressidentalium
…Erginus
…Turritella aurocincta
…Galatea bengoensis
…Entalinopsis
…Acremodontina translucida
…Carditella semen
…Laevilitorina caliginosa
…Cythnia
…Gymnomenia
…Poromya spinosula
…Nesiocina villosa

Iconic Taxon:Insecta
Protanypus
…Adelius - see https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/507049
Allomyia bifosa
Bradysia longispina
Athysanopsis katoi
…Nocar
…Arelate

…Anaulacomera longicerata
Trichoglossina
…Pseudokiefferiella
…Paracromna
…Syndiamesa
…Neoplocaederus pedestris

Dorcus laevidorsis
…Maoridiamesa

Osbornellus bimarginatus
Pseudocyphomyia mimetica
…Katacephala
…Minacragides

Hespericerus
…Mnemosyne

Netelia fulvistigma
…Bostra (legit, a mantid and a moth)
Riponnensia longicornis
…Dasylophia (Swap drafted)
…Circumdaksha
…Parapoderus balteus
…Tarsostenus

Aleochara morion
…Paraheptagyia

Anasimyia diffusa
Exocentrus mirei
…Potthastia

Macrocarenoides scutellatus
…Aulacodes (Legit, a wasp and a moth)
Stenomorpha directa
Zyras cylindricornis
…Melanocoris
…Aedes diantaeus
…Caliroini
…Empoasca nigra typhlocyboides
…Diodontophorus
…Holoarctia cervini
…Trirhacus

Stenomorpha consueta
…Sympotthastia

…Clania (Moth & Beetle)
Philanthus ammochrysus psammophilus
…Erythrobapta (Legit, beetle & moth)
…Trachypachus zetterstedti
…Stenomorpha corrugans
…Dermoflata
…Megaxyela

…Meruana - Different Orders, wasp & grasshopper
…Stictoleptura scutellata melas
…Meteorus - flagged: https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/542854
…Dryoxylon
…Allomyia scotti

…Allomyia - Different Orders
…Aniarella - Different Orders
Rhopalodes
…Oscinimorpha koeleriae

Netelia rasilella
…Byllisana

Allomyia renoa
…Cleta - Different Orders, beetle and moth
Neoaphelomera
Amata exapta
Pancalia hexachrysa
…Paramesus - Different Orders, beetle and leafhopper
Dorcadion cervae
Delias germana
Stenomorpha brevimargo
…Ommatolampina - Different Orders, weevil and grasshopper
Gryllopsis brevicaudatus
Soares
Allomyia hector
Allomyia thomasi
Meloboris
…Napo - Different Orders, leafhopper & wasp
Gryllus staccato
…Madoxychara

…Taracticus - Different Orders
…Xylophilus - Both beetles, needs curation see flag
Scepsis
…Hippodamia apicalis - draft created but may be a case where 2 taxa have been described with same epiuthet.
Tipula hastingsae
…Cyphopterum

…Zenoria
…Isoplastus - Different Orders, midge and beetle
Allomyia chama
…Arctodiamesa

…Leptocnemis - Different orders
Paracrocampsa
…Allomyia gnathos
…Myrmeleon hyalinus caboverdicus

Euplesia sphingidea
…Melanomya
…Pagastia
…Epiclerus

…Anchieta - Different Orders
Pseudodiamesa
Stenomorpha implicans
Allomyia cascadis
Stenomorpha pinalica
…Ecnomios
…Sigmatoneura
…Mesoneura
…Caroliniella
…Lobodiamesa
Allomyia cidoipes
Nephogenes
…Paramo
…Kidokuga
…Harrisonina
Stenomorpha caliginosa
…Atemelia
Stenomorpha huachucae
…Palpostomatini
Anterhynchium synagroides
Graphocephala minuenda
Allomyia acanthis
…Adeliini - Diferent Orders, beetle and wasp
…Phorinia - Different Orders, fly and grasshopper
Acropiesta
…Boreoheptagyia
…Centrotypus
…Philaccolilus ameliae
…Euplesia

…Imelda - Different Orders, butterfly and beetle
Tenerus
…Linevitshia
…Antaeotricha radicalis

Allomyia picoides
…Syspasis

Spialia colotes colotes
Polyommatus thersites
Pachycondyla luteipes
…Cicindela nysa

Otiorhynchus transadriaticus
Euploea nemertes
…Rhinomiriella
Stenomorpha rugicollis
Palaeorhiza reginarum
Stenomorpha olsoni
…Ortezia

…Coloneura - Different Orders, moth and wasp
Tipula dorsimacula
…Macrocarenoides

…Oberthueria - Different Orders, moth & beetle
Stenomorpha gracilipes
Trassedia
…Microcentrini (Legit, katydid and treehopper)
Stenomorpha suavis
Iconic Taxon:Fungi
Perigrapha
Iconic Taxon:Chromista
Entzia
Exogenida

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I’m willing to help, but it would be good to get to the bottom of this longstanding issue of why the external names importer is creating these duplicates.

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I agree, I can make this list in a few days and see if there are any new ones which might help rule out active bugs from old bugs that have gone away

Thanks for the help!

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Is at the order level, only site staff can do this one, curators can’t even save a draft.

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One evident issue is when the existing taxon record is grafted in the database to a different parent than the EoL source. For example Perigrapha was in the database grafted directly to a family. The EoL imported version is grafted directly to the order, missing the family. The code clearly does not check all through the ancestry for possible duplications (This is a known issue and is getting worse with the inclusion of all the subordinate ranks not in the external sources).

Likewise 1 version of Stenomorpha suavis is grafted to a genus level parent, the older record which was in place when the EoL import was fired off is grafted to a subgenus parent which does not exist in EoL

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Did you check today - I coincidentally opened up the base of Chromista (as Viruses and Fungi are) in response to this flag https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/539793

If you still can’t swap that order thats a bug

Yes tried just before posting the above and got an error saying only staff can work at that level

Yes, Margaritidae is a problem that exists within the greater taxonomy:

Margaritidae Blainville, 1824 in the bivalves – The homonymy with Margaritidae Thiele, 1924 (Gastropoda), a name also in current use, needs to be resolved.

This is not something we can do anything about until the professionals fix it in a publication.

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Odd jameskm was able to do this https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/95575 - I’ll innvestigate

Thanks Susan - thats a good point. Some of these might be legit duplicates like the one you mentioned (Margaritidae) - I divided it up by iconic taxa to get rid of obvious situations like that (e.g. Iris the mantid and Iris the plant) but there still are a few ‘legit duplicates’ in that list that aren’t actionable

Do we need to swap or would just inactivating work?

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swapping is safest, but if you’re sure there’s no ID’s, Obs, or children inactivating is ok

another advantage of swapping is that the input name carries over as a synonym to the output

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Sorry, its not clear that edits had been made to the original list by others. I’d added that note at the end of the name after going through the molluscs.

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New duplicates created on or after 30 July:
Euphorbia kerneri x5
Desmatractum x13
Sympiezomias lewisi x2
Bombylius walkeri x2
Comatricha pulchelloides x2
Neocepolis x2 One import one manual create
Karniella crassicerca x2
Mesophyllum+macroblastum x7
Paramecolabus feae x7
Macrocoma rubripes x2
Dorcus rama x2
Dorcus ghiliani x4
Astrorhiza limicola x3
Aubignyna perlucida x3
Criophthona trileuca x7
Ocypus italicus x2
Agriophara hyalinota x6
Macrocoma rubripes rubripes x2
Paraleptamphopiidae x2