[COL-Users] Unstable COL identifiers in latest October release

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Fri Oct 27 14:28:39 UTC 2023

Dear friends of COL,

we have released a new monthly October version recently that contains some bad identifiers:

Some taxa have temporary identifiers in the UUID format, for example Apis mellifera:

The old identifier FN46 has been deleted. Luckily we provide tombstone pages for these so you can still resolve them and find their latest use:

We are working hard to find the problem and fix it in the next release where these temporary identifiers will be replaced with their previous versions again.
Please do not store the temporary UUIDs as they will expire soon. Once resolved I will inform you all on this list. Meanwhile progress on this problem can be followed on github:

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, we just realised this today. 


Markus Döring
GBIF & Catalogue of Life
Technical lead ChecklistBank.org

m.doering at gbif.org

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