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Xylophagidae Inaccurate taxonomy #1461

gbif-portal opened this issue Jul 30, 2018 · 4 comments


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commented Jul 30, 2018

Inaccurate taxonomy

The taxonomy for this species is:

  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Xylophagidae

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commented Oct 9, 2018

@mdoering, it looks like an issue with the catalog of life


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commented Aug 7, 2019

Xylophagidae is a homonym family used both for Diptera and Molluscs.

  • Diptera: Xylophagidae Fallén, 1810
  • Mollusca: Xylophagidae Purchon, 1941

The Diptera one is correct and in frequent use, e.g. by Systema Dipterorum

The Mollusc family is a later homonym and has an ICZN Opinion 2429 proposing the emendation Xylophagaidae Purchon, 1941 instead which is already used by WoRMS

@mdoering mdoering changed the title Inaccurate taxonomy Xylophagidae Inaccurate taxonomy Aug 7, 2019
@mdoering mdoering added the col label Aug 7, 2019
This was referenced Aug 7, 2019

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commented Aug 7, 2019

WoRMS has corrected name in April, after closure of AC19. Name in CoL should be updated automaticly after resuming monthly editions with automated updates in WoRMS checklists.

mdoering added a commit to gbif/checklistbank that referenced this issue Aug 8, 2019
…be created and matched to if they come from the Backbone Patch Dataset. See #52, #60, #77, #82, gbif/portal-feedback#1773 and gbif/portal-feedback#1461

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commented Aug 8, 2019

Xylophagidae homonym families added to backbone patch: gbif/backbone-patch@cba2416

And update CLB to allow intra kingdom family homonyms

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