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  2. POR-3152

Should a GBIF taxon key change when the status changes?

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical Critical
    • Resolution: Invalid
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      The latest test backbone contains some new ids for names that are still exactly the same as in the last backbone. This happens because it was formerly a synonym and is now regarded as accepted in the new backbone.

      I would take this as a bug and rather issue the same, previous taxon key if the name is unchanged, has the same rank and is still within the same kingdom.

      Example bird Eolophus roseicapilla (248.000 occurrences linked):

      NEW: 2479598; SPECIES; Eolophus roseicapilla (Vieillot, 1817); ACCEPTED
      OLD: 2479601; SPECIES; Eolophus roseicapillus (Vieillot, 1817); SYNONYM

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          Markus Döring added a comment - - edited

          No, it should not and this is not what had happened.
          The accepted name Eolophus roseicapilla (Vieillot, 1817) formerly had a orthographic variant synonym Eolophus roseicapillus (Vieillot, 1817) which was now removed in the new nub as we conflate those gender changes into the same taxon, see POR-2812. The synonym therefore was simply deleted

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          Markus Döring added a comment - - edited No, it should not and this is not what had happened. The accepted name Eolophus roseicapilla (Vieillot, 1817) formerly had a orthographic variant synonym Eolophus roseicapillus (Vieillot, 1817) which was now removed in the new nub as we conflate those gender changes into the same taxon, see POR-2812 . The synonym therefore was simply deleted

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