TAXON_QUESTION_SPECIES - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki


The supplied scientific name has a question mark.

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Implications and caveats

Severity: Error

To the end user this indicates an uncertain identification. To a data custodian, this should indicate that an identification qualifier has been inserted in scientificName, which is not allowed in Darwin Core. Also, if the qualifier has not also been supplied separately in the identificationQualifier term, it means that queries on identificationQualifier will not turn up all uncertain identifications.

Data custodian recommendations

Remove the question mark from the scientificName field and supply it, together with the part of the scientific name that comes after it, in the identificationQualifier field.

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