Issue 15911

Changes to species page content and layout

Reporter: trobertson
Assignee: mdoering
Type: Task
Summary: Changes to species page content and layout
Priority: Major
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2014-06-10 11:12:46.729
Updated: 2014-08-27 13:44:19.384
Resolved: 2014-08-27 13:44:19.361
Description: From Elizabeth by email  (

Our Bioversity colleagues working on Forest Genetic Resources  had the suggestion to link their 'Timber tracking' database and the target species list to GBIF's explore species page where one can find information on taxonomy, distribution etc. The problem is that there are still some things to be improved on the GBIF page like typos and some unclear information etc. that is linked to the page lay-out.

Would GBIF would be willing to adjust some content on these page and who would be the contact point to ask ?

Example given is :
 Khaya anthotheca:
 under “distribution” in the description:  taxonomic information the genus name has to be capitalized
 When referring to the scientific name, points where it has been introduced in the Americas are included in the habitat description, with no indication of the fact that it is not native there.

Created: 2014-06-11 16:44:05.096
Updated: 2014-06-11 16:44:05.096
[], can you please write to Elizabeth how species pages are produced, and the value in encouraging her colleagues to publish their checklist?

You can refer to the problem she quotes with and explain that the description comes from this wikipedia page: