TAXON_CONFER_SPECIES - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki


The provided scientific name contains words like cf., cfr., or conf.

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Implications and caveats

Severity: Warning

To the end user this means that the identification is uncertain.

To a data custodian this indicates that an identification qualifier has been inserted into the scientific name, which is not allowed in Darwin Core, and, if the identification qualifier has not also been provided in the appropriate term, identificationQualifier, uncertain identifications will not be picked up when querying on this term.

Data custodian recommendations

Remove the identification qualifier from the scientificNAme field and supply it, together with the part of the name that follows it, as identificationQualifier.

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