[tdwg-content] dwc:genus & the canonical name

Peter Desmet peter.desmet.work at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 23:26:41 CET 2014

Thanks Markus for bringing this up again.

As the discussion is rather long on this issue:
https://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=151, I would suggest
that you propose infragenericEpithet and genericName as too separate issues
(referencing the issue above), with a good definition and good examples.

Than we can get through the motions of having this added to DwC.

What do you think?


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Markus Döring <mdoering at gbif.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> we are currently improving our webservices at GBIF and do hit again the
> issue about whether dwc:genus represents the genus of the accepted or
> actually applied scientificName. So far GBIF has used the DWC definition
> and used dwc:genus as the genus the name had been classified into, i.e. the
> genus of the accepted name in case of synonyms. We would like to continue
> with that definition, but there had been requests to also expose the actual
> parsed name and would like to adopt the previously proposed but never
> ratified terms dwc:genericName and dwc:infragenericEpithet for this. See
> http://lists.tdwg.org/pipermail/tdwg-content/2012-March/002882.html for a
> quick summary of the previous discussions and the issue itself at google
> code: https://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=151.
> As a backup to the proposal, i4Life / Catalogue of Life are also already
> using the newly proposed terms in their dwca format.
> Can we get an agreement to add those 2 terms to Darwin Core?
> best,
> Markus
> PS: It might be a good oppertunity to also add dwc:strain and
> dwc:cultivarEpithet
> https://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=144
> https://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=141
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