[tdwg-content] New terms need resolution: "Individual"

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 11:51:47 CEST 2011

On 14 July 2011 08:41, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
> My turn to disagree (strongly, in this case).  It's not an instance of a
> taxon, it's an instance of an Organism.  A taxon is merely a non-factual
> (i.e., opinion-based)  attribute of an organism, secondarily associated via
> an Identification instance.

WIth respect to organism: strictly, Viruses are not organisms, but I
could live with that.
But the goal is to find a term including population. Population
definitely is not an organism.

I believe the instances of taxon are organisms, populations, individuals.


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