[tdwg-content] GUIDs for publications (usages and names) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Paul Murray pmurray at anbg.gov.au
Tue Jan 4 04:25:11 CET 2011

> But is there some place where I could find a unique identifier, or 
> better a URL, or best a URI providing RDF/XML for Linnaeus 1753 (the 
> author and publication for the name) and for Radford et al.1968 (the 
> author and publication that expresses the usage I'm intending). 

Our data here at biodiversity.org.au does exactly this (I can't speak for GNI <g>). If you go to the webpage


You'll see that the name has three taxonomic events - the protonym, sensu Vickery (1961), and sensu Cross & Vickery (1950).

The name itself has (equivalent) ids 

each taxon/concept/usage also has its own id. The 1961 usage, for instance, is

We do not have a reference by Radford for this name, but that's a data issue.


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