Issue 18872

Plantae genus interpreted as Animalia

Reporter: sant
Type: Feedback
Summary: Plantae genus interpreted as Animalia
Status: Open
Created: 2016-12-21 12:57:21.096
Updated: 2017-10-06 13:32:06.108
Description: The Family DwC concept is filled as "Scrophulariaceae (a plant family name).

Shouldn't this be enough to avoid this record being parsed as Animalia?

Looks like an error caused by an error when matching genus against the taxonomic backbone.

Would this error be prevented to occur if the Kingdom DwC concept is filled as Plantae, or it woudln't matter?


Created: 2016-12-21 13:29:12.085
Updated: 2016-12-21 13:29:12.085
Hi David,

Putting in the kingdom will help.  It uses the species match API which you can actually try from there:

Without the kingdom selects the Animal:

With the kingdom at least matches to the genus

Seemingly our backbone taxonomy has 2 species for _Linaria delphinioides_ with different authors, both synomised to _Linaria elegans_.  You are far better placed to comment on that relationship than I am.


Created: 2016-12-21 13:36:10.078
Updated: 2016-12-21 13:36:10.078
interesting case. The plant genus Linaria has recently been moved to Plantaginaceae and this is how it is treated in the backbone.
When doing a species match the families (Scrophulariaceae & Plantaginaceae) therefore do not match so the animal genus matches best.

An extraordinary case where we would need to consider taxon relations and the full graph to best solve the matching problem.

The main reason why this record does not snap to the existing backbone species is that the authorname does not match.
If the EX part of the author name is removed it snaps perfectly fine even with the "wrong" family:

or without author:


Comment: (but please do always provide a Kingdom if possible - it will only help)
Created: 2016-12-21 13:41:42.124
Updated: 2016-12-21 13:41:42.124