I’m about to move ahead with my first taxon change on iNat and for some reason I have chosen a species with 12,000 observations. There has been a discussion for a while (see this flag) about moving the western North America geophyte Dichelostemma capitatum into the resurrected genus Diperostemon to reflect the current Jepson eFlora and the consensus of phylogenetic studies. POWO hasn’t caught up to this yet, but everyone seems to think it’s fine for iNat not to wait many years for that to happen.
I decided that it would be best to put this change into effect before the spring brings a deluge of new observations and so I put together a draft batch of four taxon swaps to implement the change. I created inactive taxon entries for the new genus Dipterostemon, the renamed species Dipterostemon capitatus and its three subspecies. And I drafted taxon swaps for the species and the three subspecies.
Everything seems to be set up right, but I understand that the results could be rather ugly if I have misunderstood the process. So… I would really appreciate it if someone could check it over for any mistakes before I commit the change.