I’ve only done 1 atlas some time ago and can’t remember if it automatically updated observations.
Problem: 2 valid taxa with research grade and needs ID observations. Because of past mix-up, newer info, etc., SOME-MANY, but not ALL, need to go, be swapped, to the other taxon.
In this case all of Texas, except the extreme south, will only have L. vulnifica; and extreme south Texas and Mexico can have both L. vulnifica and L. triangulalis. There are areas in the Caribbean that may have both as well. Florida only has L. triangulalis.
Since I forgot about atlases I had to find all the appropriate obs, add an ID and paste the verbiage…and now hope that all the users who agreed to the previous taxon will agree with the new. If not, there will be incorrect research grade observations for the wrong taxon.
This is the 4th or 5th time I’ve needed to do this. One of them, with many obs, took two curators hours to fix - and there are still bad research grade obs.
This issue will continue to plague me unless there’s some way to force a partial “swap”.
Is an atlas my answer to forcing a taxon change, or does it just show that something is out of range? If not an atlas is there any other method that’s less laborious?