Issue 18328

Distinguish between Colus and Colus

Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: Distinguish between Colus and Colus
Description: You should distinguish between Colus Röding (Animalia) and Colus Cavalier & Séchier (Fungi)
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-03-18 15:07:58.285
Updated: 2016-09-28 12:38:34.571
Resolved: 2016-09-28 11:12:55.016

Attachment Colus in portal 2016.png

Author: rdmpage
Created: 2016-03-18 15:28:48.811
Updated: 2016-03-18 15:28:48.811
To be fair GBIF does, sorta, in that eventually one can scroll down to a "Higher taxon" facet for Fungi, but it has to be said that species name search in GBIF *sucks*

The order of results bears little relationship to what I'm guessing users would want (i.e., exact matches first, clearly distinguished by major taxonomic group, e.g. by using icons for animals, plants, fungi, etc.)

There is also the horrible pollution of results by the same name replicated over and over again because it appears in multiple checklists.

Yes if one has patience one can use facets to filter out extraneous checklists and taxa, but I bet if anybody did a usability study on this search experience nobody would like it.

Comment: A search for Colus looks better in the new portal, see attached screen
Created: 2016-09-28 12:38:34.571
Updated: 2016-09-28 12:38:34.571