TAXON_HOMONYM - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki


The provided name matches more than one name in the ALA taxonomy and insufficient additional taxonomic data was supplied to make an unambiguous match.

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Implications and caveats

Severity: Warning

You usually get homonyms across different kingdoms (where the same species name has been used in different kingdoms), but they can occur within a kingdom as well. Either because there has been some sort of simultaneous publication that hasn't been resolved or they've been assigned different ranks (eg. APNI has Bracteolatae as both a series and a subsection and it hasn't been sorted out yet).

Where the the taxon is an homonym, the ALA will attempt to match the name based on any other supplied information, but the name might be matched incorrectly.

Data Custodian Recommendations

Provide more higher classification terms, especially kingdom. If the homonyms are in the same kingdom, make sure you are not delivering a later homonym.

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