Issue 18778

Plazi conflates host-parasite relation with synonymy

Reporter: rdmpage
Type: Feedback
Summary: Plazi conflates host-parasite relation with synonymy
Priority: Major
Status: Reopened
Created: 2016-10-13 18:18:22.171
Updated: 2017-10-06 12:26:13.844
Description: A Plazi dataset "Checklist of helminth parasites of cetaceans from Brazil conflates host-parasite relationships with synonymy. For example, the helminth _Anisakis physeteris_ is listed as a synonym of its host, the sperm whale _Physeter catodon_ !

In the Darwin Core archive _Physeter catodon_ is the accepted name for _Anisakis physeteris_. This is clearly nonsense, not sure whether only this data set is affected by this bug.]]>

Comment: I have forwarded the issue to Guido from Plazi
Created: 2016-10-13 21:13:36.499
Updated: 2016-10-13 21:13:36.499

Created: 2016-10-13 21:14:35.024
Updated: 2016-10-13 21:15:37.107
We discovered similar problems before that Guido solved. See

Since then we also ignore any synonym in Plazi when building the backbone