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  2. POR-2824

nub builder should use gender neutral epithets to discover basionyms

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • Component/s: Checklistbank
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      Description

      When trying to discover basionyms by comparing the epithets of species found within one family we use exact epithets. Ideally the names grouped by epithet should be stemmed epithets that are gender neutral as the nomenclatural codes require an epithet to change and use the correct gender determined by the genus.

      For example one can see in the synonym of Lactuca aurea that the homotypical group around sonchifolium Vis. & Pančić contains also the femaile epithet sonchifolia:

      Mulgedium sonchifolium Vis. & Pančić
       ≡ Lactuca visianii Bornm.
       ≡ Cicerbita sonchifolia (Vis. & Pančić) Beauverd
       ≡ Mycelis sonchifolia (Vis. & Pančić) Hayek
      

      http://cichorieae.e-taxonomy.net/portal/cdm_dataportal/taxon/ccd1ceaf-c100-44a4-ba36-3f83bfed86e6/synonymy

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          Roderic D. M. Page added a comment -

          Markus Döring Tony Rees has done some work on this, developing some rules for stemming specific epithets, and I've added some tweaks to those rules in BioNames. Happy to share those rules.

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          Roderic D. M. Page added a comment - Markus Döring Tony Rees has done some work on this, developing some rules for stemming specific epithets, and I've added some tweaks to those rules in BioNames. Happy to share those rules.
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          Markus Döring added a comment -

          An example from our nub spotted by Donald:

          Stenoptilia celidota (Meyrick, 1885) [SPECIES]
          Stenoptilia celidotus Meyrick, 1885 [SPECIES]

          The current name is actually Platyptilia celidotus, but CoL does not have it.

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          Markus Döring added a comment - An example from our nub spotted by Donald: Stenoptilia celidota (Meyrick, 1885) [SPECIES] Stenoptilia celidotus Meyrick, 1885 [SPECIES] The current name is actually Platyptilia celidotus, but CoL does not have it.
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          Markus Döring added a comment -
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          Markus Döring added a comment - Basic epithet stemming implemented, normalizing epithets ending with a,us,um & on: https://github.com/gbif/checklistbank/commit/37cd65472ae7fb17946ea30344004c0cb6d07eb3#diff-926115b4a85cbe526f04c1696cf679f3R509
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          Markus Döring added a comment - See test in https://github.com/gbif/checklistbank/commit/760b2e837dd47f61c8e090d26f0fd45de87c49b2

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              Reporter:
              Markus Döring
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