This appears to be a newly added automated link created in the about section on the taxon page. Just curious why it is added to plants, insects etc when as far as I can tell VertNet is exclusively focused on vertebrates?
Sounds like maybe a legitimate bug to report – shall I convert the topic to that category?
If you wish go ahead, it was an assumption it is automated and not someone’s manual labour.
Good thought! After some investigation it turned out to have been added by @bobby23 a couple of months ago. It was “automated” in the sense that it was set to apply to Life and all of its descendants. I was able to edit it to apply only to Subphylum Vertebrata and it’s descendants, and that appears to have solved the issue.
The link to the set-up for the VertNet reference (possibly only visible to curators, I’m not sure):
From the link above:
to be honest, I added [VertNet] primarily to aid some investigative taxonomy projects I was doing for iNaturalist and the Mammal Diversity Database as part of my summer internship. If VertNet isn’t useful here as a link, you are welcomed to remove it or make it so that it only links to Vertebrata.
@cmcheatle any reason not to close this topic at this point?