[COL-Users] Tombstone pages for deleted IDs

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Fri Aug 18 11:03:32 UTC 2023

Dear COL users,

the COL portal now has tombstone pages for once existing, but now deleted COL identifiers. Here is an example: 

This shows the basic information as it once existed as well as links to the first and last appearance in ChecklistBank.

The API still returns a 404 for these ids, but does include a message and an archived usage instance that can be processed:

Btw this is also true for synonyms being looked up as accepted names / taxa:

Best wishes,

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