Issue 18795

GNUB names incorrectly parsed

Reporter: rdmpage
Assignee: mdoering
Type: Bug
Summary: GNUB names incorrectly parsed
Priority: Major
Status: Open
Created: 2016-10-27 13:43:34.731
Updated: 2016-10-27 14:09:55.028
Description: Some names in GNUB are not parsed correctly. These seem to be cases of GNUB weirdness.

Example "Cynoglossus senegalensis null morpha Chabanaud 1949"

In the original description this taxon is described as _Cynoglossus senegalensis simulator_  morph nova. The GNUB verbatim record has DWC:SCIENTIFICNAME as "Cynoglossus senegalensis morpha simulator Chabanaud, 1949"  It looks like "morpha"has ended up being replaced with "null" in GBIF, and the infrasubspecific epithet "simulator" has been lost. Looking at the ICZN code trinomials with "morph" should be treated as infra subspecific. I guess this is an edge case, but it looks messy.

_Maera_ Barnard 1970 makes little sense as Barnard 1970 is not the author of the genus. The DWC:SCIENTIFICNAME record is Maera “sp. B” [Barnard, 1970], so it's an unidentified species.]]>

Created: 2016-10-27 14:09:55.028
Updated: 2016-10-27 14:09:55.028
This is a little strange as the name parser handles the morph name correctly:,%201949

I will try to see how that happened