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Taxonomy help


Add taxonomy

A new taxon can be added by specifying the scientific name (Loxodonta), level (genus), status (valid, invalid or deprecated) and parent taxon (Elephantidae). The field “Name “ has autocompleting function, checking if a taxon exists in the Darwin database. 

On the right panel several external services are available for checking a taxon name: WoRMS, FishBase, IPNI,, CoL, Avibase. 

The button “Check taxonomy with GBIF, Worms” will open a taxon checker integrated in Darwin and allowing to check batch set of taxons.

Import taxonomy

This action is pre-requisite for the batch import of specimens.

See also "How to import taxonomy"