Taxonomic Swap 111423 (Committed on 2022-06-09)

Genus name is Lentinus, but it was listed in the taxonomic tree as a child of Polyporus

Added by ajamico on June 09, 2022 17:29 | Committed by ajamico on June 09, 2022
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I don't understand why this was swapped. Could you explain, please?

Posted by nschwab 4 months ago (Flag)

I don't understand too.

Posted by daiwa 4 months ago (Flag)

Yeah! The first one (Lentinus arcularius 791751) was actually nested under the genus Polyporus instead of genus Lentinus, so it was swapped with the one with the correct location in the taxonomy (Lentinus arcularius 1395761)

Posted by ajamico 4 months ago (Flag)

If I understand well the taxon you swapped into the other was a duplicate?

Posted by nschwab 4 months ago (Flag)

Yep, although that was partially my fault. I'm a new curator so I'm still learning how this stuff works, and another curator told me that I could have changed the taxon's parent in the Edit Taxon page instead of creating a new taxon and swapping them, since the scientific name doesn't change. Since I had already created the duplicate, they said to go ahead with the swap. In the future though I know to edit the taxon directly when the name doesn't change

Posted by ajamico 4 months ago (Flag)

Okay, no problem. If you just created a duplicate and there's no observation in it you can still delete it.

Posted by nschwab 4 months ago (Flag)

Oh, good to know! Would that be with the "drop" function in a taxon swap, or is there a different way for taxa without observations?

Posted by ajamico 4 months ago (Flag)

When you edit a taxon you have a small "Delete" gray button on the bottom (next to the "Save changes" button). If you are the author of the taxon you can delete it. If you're not there will be a message saying you can't delete the taxon.

Posted by nschwab 4 months ago (Flag)

Gotcha, thank you!

Posted by ajamico 4 months ago (Flag)

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