[API-users] Canonical name of subgenus and species under a subgenus

Roderic Page Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk
Mon Feb 1 09:22:49 CET 2016

Looks like the issue is with GBIF’s handling of data, rather than the data source itself.

For the subgenus we have http://api.gbif.org/v1/species/100969508:

"scientificName":"Ficus (Diconoficus)”,
"authorship":" (Diconoficus)”

so the subgenus has mistakenly been treated as the authorship of the name.

For the species, GBIF ignores subgenera and so regards Ficus gayana as the canonical name.



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On 31 Jan 2016, at 23:32, Nozomi James Ytow <nozomi at biol.tsukuba.ac.jp<mailto:nozomi at biol.tsukuba.ac.jp>> wrote:


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