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Taxonomic Standardization

ORNIS programmers will develop software for exploring and identifying taxonomic discrepancies in biocollections databases, based on an avian taxonomy compendium in which which all synonymies and equivalencies have been established. Users will specify a target authority list from among the choices, and then will be able to:
  • Detect and flag names not represented on the chosen authority list ("nonstandard names")
  • Identify nonstandard names represented on other authority lists for interpretation and correction
  • Confirm choice of name for those names that translate unambiguously into the chosen authority list
  • Flag names for which additional information (e.g., locality, phenotype) is necessary for translation