[tdwg-content] Name is species concept thinking

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Thu Jun 10 22:18:22 CEST 2010

On Jun 10, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Peter DeVries wrote:

> i.e. The name is the concept.

No, it's only a label.

> Also since there are several name variants for each "species", how  
> do you distinguish which of these nameID's are the same species and  
> which are different?

When you want to compute over taxonomies this will need to be  
determined through an ontology. That's how we make the distinctions in  
TTO (Teleost Taxonomy Ontology).


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