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Create nub synonyms for ex author names

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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Checklistbank
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      Occurrences sometimes use the wrong ex author of a name. For name matching and clarity it would make sense to create explicit synonyms for those authorships.

      For example for the name "Vernonia retusa Sch.Bip. ex H.Rob." we would also create "Vernonia retusa Sch. Bip." in our backbone being a homotypic synonym of the former.

      It would also allow us to make use of the kingdom classification to understand the order of ex authors correctly. Botanical names put the later, accepted author last, while zoologist do it usually the other way around.

      See 46.5 in botanical code:
      http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php?page=art46

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_citation_%28botany%29#Usage_of_the_term_.22ex.22

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          Markus Döring added a comment -

          The backbone currently contains over 100.000 ex author names, distributed by kingdom:
          Plants: 106816
          Animals: 72
          Bacteria 908
          Chromista 859
          incertae sedis 65
          Fungi 5297
          Protozoa 176

          This is a VERY large majority of plant names and even the few fungi, bacteria and chromista names might follow the botanical code.
          The zoological way of ordering ex authors differently does not seem to be used

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          Markus Döring added a comment - The backbone currently contains over 100.000 ex author names, distributed by kingdom: Plants: 106816 Animals: 72 Bacteria 908 Chromista 859 incertae sedis 65 Fungi 5297 Protozoa 176 This is a VERY large majority of plant names and even the few fungi, bacteria and chromista names might follow the botanical code. The zoological way of ordering ex authors differently does not seem to be used
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          Roderic D. M. Page added a comment -

          Just for completeness, the name "Vernonia retusa Sch.Bip. ex H.Rob." was published here:http://biostor.org/reference/177751 It's based on a photograph of a specimen that has since been lost, apparently. The photo is associated with the GBIF record http://www.gbif-uat.org/occurrence/1228266017 Looks like this a nomen nudum, and because of the "ex" matching issue ends up being linked to the otherr Vernonia retusa.

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          Roderic D. M. Page added a comment - Just for completeness, the name " Vernonia retusa Sch.Bip. ex H.Rob." was published here: http://biostor.org/reference/177751 It's based on a photograph of a specimen that has since been lost, apparently. The photo is associated with the GBIF record http://www.gbif-uat.org/occurrence/1228266017 Looks like this a nomen nudum, and because of the "ex" matching issue ends up being linked to the otherr Vernonia retusa .
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          Markus Döring added a comment -

          Implemented in https://github.com/gbif/checklistbank/commit/d124324e55c7a6f72c9deaa72eafc49d6cdbd9a5 which creates homotypic synonyms for species and infraspecies based on the ex author in case they do not exist already

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          Markus Döring added a comment - Implemented in https://github.com/gbif/checklistbank/commit/d124324e55c7a6f72c9deaa72eafc49d6cdbd9a5 which creates homotypic synonyms for species and infraspecies based on the ex author in case they do not exist already

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              Markus Döring
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              Markus Döring
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