How should organisms be identified if what inaturalist considers a species is in the literature considered a complex of several, including undescribed, species?
It has come up in an observation of enchenopa binotata. The opinions appear to be that since it is a species complex, it should receive genus level ID. That seems wrong to me. If E. binotata refers to the complex, then any member of this group should get the E. binotata ID. Perhaps the taxonomy should call it a complex rather than a species. But I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know what I’m doing.
Looking at other such cases that I have noticed, Pantherophis alleghaniensis appears to be explicitly a complex in the inaturalist taxonomy. Narceus seems to require using the genus level ID for the n. annularis/americanus complex.