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