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  2. PF-2397

Duplicate taxon in GBIF backbone taxonomy

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    • Status: Closed
    • Resolution: Fixed
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      The species Hyacinthoides hispanica appears twice in the GBIF backbone taxonomy:

      The two sets of occurrences don't overlap, so if you search for "Hyacinthoides hispanica", you have to select one of the two: http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?TAXON_KEY=Hyacinthoides+hispanica

      But the real problem (for me) is the taxon match service, which does not provide a match because of the two competing names:

      http://api.gbif.org/v1/species/match?verbose=false&kingdom=Plantae&name=Hyacinthoides%20hispanica&strict=true

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          Markus Döring added a comment -

          The genus is apparently treated as a homonym in different families in the current, old nub. That leads to duplication of that species.

          It is gone in the new nub preview: http://mdoering.github.io/nub-browser/app/#/taxon/5304257

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          Markus Döring added a comment - The genus is apparently treated as a homonym in different families in the current, old nub. That leads to duplication of that species. It is gone in the new nub preview: http://mdoering.github.io/nub-browser/app/#/taxon/5304257
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          Markus Döring added a comment -

          Also the nub matching prefers accepted taxa over doubtful or synonyms in case they have the same canonical name.
          In the new nub any species homonym within a kingdom can only have one accepted name. All other must be either synonyms or are being flagged as doubtful

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          Markus Döring added a comment - Also the nub matching prefers accepted taxa over doubtful or synonyms in case they have the same canonical name. In the new nub any species homonym within a kingdom can only have one accepted name. All other must be either synonyms or are being flagged as doubtful

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              Peter Desmet
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