[tdwg-content] Taxon Concept dilemma [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Jul 7 16:23:29 CEST 2010

It sounds like we're in agreement on what needs to be done!  It's just a
semantic problem of labelling the identifer we use to represent this
granular "thing".  The several elements in DwC that include the word "Usage"
are examples of these identifiers; but what is (still) not clear to me is
what taxonID is intended for.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregor Hagedorn [mailto:g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 4:13 AM
> To: greg whitbread
> Cc: Richard Pyle; tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org; Kevin Richards
> Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] Taxon Concept dilemma [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> Excellent summary, Greg!
> > We must assume, as Gregor has noted, that in the absence of 
> explicit 
> > statements to the contrary all taxonomic events are unique 
> ... and if 
> > they aren't, we simply have two that are the same.
> Yes. This turns my vague efforts of gaining an operational 
> perspective into an actual operationally useful instruction 
> to those who have to assign IDs. :-) When in doubt, a 
> (potentially) duplicate ID must be assigned!
> Gregor

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