[COL-Users] Synonyms missing in coldp download of CoL

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Mon Feb 12 11:42:47 UTC 2024

Dear Raffael,

ColDP downloads use the NameUsage schema which collapses accepted taxa, synonyms and name into a single entity/file NameUsage.tsv:

You can identify synonyms by their status which is either "synonym" or "ambiguous synonym". For synonyms the parentID column points to the accepted name.

Thanks for asking,


> On 12. Feb 2024, at 12:20, MANCINI Raffael via COL-Users <col-users at lists.gbif.org> wrote:
> Dear List,
> I've been downloading the latest coldp formatted release of COL24.1 and expected to find a synonyms file (NameRelation.tsv afaik) since I requested "synonyms: true". Am I doing things wrong or is this an issue on the side of CLB?
> For reference, the download I generated: https://www.checklistbank.org/download/6eb72b1f-60c4-431f-8c87-ead613f04945
> Best regards!
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