Why does iNat use Wikipedia as a reference?

If colleges and universities prohibit their students from using Wikipedia as a reference due to the fact that it can be edited by anyone at anytime, then why does iNat reference Wikipedia by default? Why not reference information straight from the person who discovered and/or described the species like the book Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus?

There’s an existing topic with basically the same question. I’m going to close this but please feel free to chime in there.