Issue 18741

Mola Mola incorrect classification

Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: Mola Mola incorrect classification
Description: the ocean sunfish Mola mola has been placed within the butterfly family Molla rather than the fish family Molidae
Priority: Blocker
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-09-19 20:50:45.276
Updated: 2017-02-27 13:42:10.304
Resolved: 2017-02-22 09:36:12.247

Created: 2017-02-22 09:32:15.704
Updated: 2017-02-22 09:32:15.704
There are 2 species that appear to get mixed up at least in terms of checklist matching:

Molla molla Evans, 1955, a butterfly

Mola mola Linnaeus, 1758, the sunfish

The taxa themselves are correct. But the images and descriptions of the sunfish are linked to the butterfly instead.
This happens as the double letters are removed when matching binomials and the sunfish for some reason is marked as doubtful. 

Created: 2017-02-22 09:35:57.466
Updated: 2017-02-22 09:35:57.466
Fixed in backbone february 2017, but still wrongly marked as extinct due to the palaeaodb source.