TAXON_MATCH_FUZZY - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki


 Matching to the taxonomic backbone can only be done using a fuzzy, non-exact match.

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Implications and caveats

Severity: Warning

The taxon match is based on similarity to words in the scientific name, but is not a direct match.

This can occur when there is disagreement about the latin endings of a scientific name. eg. the Galah being Eolophus roseicapilla sometimes spelled Eolophus roseicapillus. It gets really messy because Cacatua roseicapilla (matching endings) became Eolophus roseicapill(a|us) (not matching endings according to Australian Faunal Directory, but with a matched ending according to New Zealand Organisms Register). In this case, either name will match properly, but that's not always the case.

May indicate the record is not correctly matched.

Data custodian recommendations

Review match to see if correct.

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