In the last few weeks I’ve fixed (deleted) quite a few instances where someone has added the name of a species that is missing from our taxonomy as a synonym of the parent genus. This results in searches for the missing taxon redirecting to the genus.
I suspect someone well-meaning but who has no idea what they’re doing were trying to add the species to our taxonomy and were confused by the wording “Add a Name” in the taxon page, thinking this would add the species to our taxonomy.
Please keep an eye out for these.
Is there a way to search names for common errors such as:
- Genera (or species) that have multiple valid scientific names;
- Genera that have multi-word scientific names as well (valid or invalid).