Issue 15308

Jungermanniales (liverworts) appear twice in classification

Reporter: rdmpage
Type: Bug
Summary: Jungermanniales (liverworts) appear twice in classification
Priority: Critical
Status: Open
Created: 2014-03-03 19:11:56.304
Updated: 2015-02-26 16:04:33.342
Description: The "Jungermanniales appear as accepted taxa in two separate places in the GBIF classification, in the Bryophyta and the Marchantiophyta. See search

I've provided some more details at As far as I can tell the Jungermanniales used to be in the "Bryophyta" along with other liverworts, but more recent classifications have put liverworts in "Marchantiophyta". GBIF seems have ended up with both classifications for some reason. The portal site credits Catalogue of Life 2011 for both names, which suggests CoL is/was broken. The current dynamic CoL doesn't recognise "Marchantiophyta", so perhaps they've reverted to having liverworts in Bryophyta (I can't check because their annual checklist search is broken). Other sources (e.g., NCBI ) have Marchantiophyta. Regardless of which way GBIF goes, one of the two occurrences of Jungermanniales needs to be removed (I haven't checked any other liverwort names).


Created: 2015-02-26 16:04:18.107
Updated: 2015-02-26 16:04:18.107
Having indexed the latest CoL yesterday one can see there is only a single order Jungermanniales existing in CoL:

This therefore only needs to be fixed in a newly generated backbone which, when based on the CoL classification alone, should have just a single entry