[tdwg-content] [tdwg-tag] canonicalScientificName
g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 19:58:49 CET 2012
> - When providers had a text blob for the name, separate from the text blob
> for the authorship, they could concatenate the two for presentation in
> scientificName, and also provide the authorship bit in
> scientificNameAuthorship, and the consumers could easily strip the
> authorship from scientificName to produce the functional equivalent of a
> canonical name.
this does not work for autonyms in botany, i.e. the infraspecific taxa
where the infraspecific epithet and the specific epithet are the same. Here
the author is before the infraspecific epithet. Inconvenient, but prevents
the simplest solution.
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