I have noticed that taxa are not listed in the correct phylogenetic order for some taxa. Take insects for instance. When I click on Insecta in the taxonomy list, Lepidoptera is listed prior to Ephemeroptera. The whole list is incorrect. Same for birds.
The reason I am asking about this is because I have students make observations using iNat, then download their data. Then, I ask them to rearrange the taxa into phylogenetic order. But…they cannot use the suggested “order” (not to be confused with the taxa “order”) of taxa and have to go elsewhere, like an insect textbook, or World of Birds life list, to know what “order” or arrangement to use.
I understand that phylogeny changes all the time, based on DNA analysis, etc. But, it seems that the “order” of taxa on iNat is way off…unless I am missing something.