Issue 10162

Agree on terminology for a species aka nub usage aka

Reporter: omeyn
Type: SubTask
Summary: Agree on terminology for a species aka nub usage aka
Priority: Major
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2011-11-07 17:02:05.76
Updated: 2013-08-29 14:46:11.545
Resolved: 2011-11-17 12:29:00.683

Created: 2011-11-07 17:02:25.413
Updated: 2011-11-07 17:02:25.413
Markus Döring Fri, 23 Sep at 11:28am
The portal currently calls a nub usage a "species". Discuss this with Dave please.

Andrea Hahn Wed, 28 Sep at 4:40am
Contacted Dave, waiting for comment:
"Just to kick off a discussion: in the new portal layout, we need to firm up the terminology around taxa. If you look at, we currently have a title of “Species Overview” for the nub concepts, as well as for the name usage view at As this page displays for any rank, not only species, using a label of “Taxon Overview” would be more correct, but more cryptic to non-scientific users.
My suggestions would be to
-       -   Change the header of the first block from “Species Overview” to “Overview”
-       -  In the green top bar, ensure that the text above the taxon name reflects the correct taxonomic rank (e.g. “Species” for Puma Concolor, but “Family” if the name is Felidae)
-       -   In the main navigation section at the top of the page (Occurrences – Datasets – Species – More), keep the term “Species”, which is consistent with what the current data portal does

Calling a nub usage a “species” (or “family”, etc), I am aware, is not strictly speaking correct. However, with the general user in view, I would be reluctant to use a title like “Nub usage” instead, as the whole “usage” idea tends to confuse the hell out of most people. What is your take on the terminology here?"

Andrea Hahn Mon, 17 Oct at 7:15am
Suggested changes confirmed by Dave, 17/10/11

Comment: Already implemented
Created: 2011-11-17 12:29:00.723
Updated: 2011-11-17 12:29:00.723