INVALID_SCIENTIFIC_NAME - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki


The scientific name provided is not structured as a valid scientific name. Also catches rank values or values such as "UNKNOWN"

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Severity: Error

May indicate an typographic error or a transposition error where data from another field has been read as the scientific name. May also indicate where unexpected characters, such as quote marks, are included in the name, or where value for genus or species is given as "sp." or variants on that.

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Review scientific name provided

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