Issue 17238

Bad data

Reporter: feedback bot
Assignee: mdoering
Type: Feedback
Summary: Bad data
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2015-02-16 23:00:42.691
Updated: 2015-07-16 11:57:55.153
Resolved: 2015-07-16 11:57:54.997
Description: I am the Collection Manager for mammals at the Museum of Southwestern Biology and am looking at records of Galea spixii (i.e. GBIF record 1050889017) from MSB mammals Arctos database.  How is Gbif pulling and modifying these data.  These records are correctly IDed as Galea sp. (undescribed species of Galea) in our MSB database as well as the verbatim version of the record Gbif uploaded.  In the occurrence data in Gbif they are incorrectly listed as Galea spixii.  How does this happen?  With one exception, none of these were ever IDed as spixii.  Is there an algorithm that is recognizing the "sp" in "Galea sp as spixii?  The single exception was reided as Galea leucoblephara in 2010 and yet the old ID is what Gbif is publishing.  How can I clean these data up in Gbif? Thanks, jon

*Reporter*: Jon Dunnum
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Created: 2015-07-16 11:57:55.129
Updated: 2015-07-16 11:57:55.129
WIth the nub match update this has been fixed and now the mentioned occurrence matches the genus just as expected:

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