Issue 18977

Rhynchonella is supposed to be extinct hence why it is shown as distributed on landmasses

18977
Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: Rhynchonella is supposed to be extinct hence why it is shown as distributed on landmasses
Resolution: Invalid
Status: Closed
Created: 2017-03-31 19:06:47.429
Updated: 2017-04-01 22:32:24.371
Resolved: 2017-04-01 22:27:35.528
        
    


Author: mdoering@gbif.org
Created: 2017-04-01 22:26:42.467
Updated: 2017-04-01 22:26:42.467
        
There are just 2 occurrences.
One is marked as a fossil:
http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1325587723

The other as a specimen but with the stratigraphic period Sil├║rico given, so clearly a fossil too:
http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1325587723

Ideally both should have basis of record fossil.
[~jlegind@gbif.org], [~kbraak@gbif.org] something to ask the publisher to improve?
    


Author: mdoering@gbif.org
Comment: Georeferenced occurrences do not have to be extant only but GBIF also contains fossil records and other occurrences of extinct species
Created: 2017-04-01 22:27:35.721
Updated: 2017-04-01 22:27:35.721


Author: mdoering@gbif.org
Comment: It does raise an interesting question though. If I search for occurrences within a date range, do I want the dates to represent the collecting event or rather the date of the species occurrence? I suspect the later is what most people want and expect. For observations and regular specimens it is the same date, but not for fossils and also not for collected organisms that were already dead when found.
Created: 2017-04-01 22:32:24.371
Updated: 2017-04-01 22:32:24.371