Metadata Record -- Taxonomy Section

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Taxonomy Collection Edit Window
Image 1: Taxonomy Collection Edit Window

Add New Taxa Click to add a new custom Classification to the Taxonomic Collection.

Add Taxa from ITIS Click to find and import a Classification from the U.S. Geological Survey's Integrated Taxonomic Information System (USGS ITIS) to the Taxonomic Collection.

Back to Resource List Click to return to the list of defined Taxonomic Classifications for the current Metadata Record .

  • Add Taxonomic System Click this button to add a new Taxonomic System to the Taxonomic Classification. See "Taxonomic System" for details.

  • Classification {type: array (obj: Classification)}
    An array of taxonomic hierarchies that describe the levels (taxon rank), scientific names (latin name), and common names for species referenced in the metadata resource.

  • Observers {type: array (obj: Responsible Party)}
    Each Observer identifies a person or organization involved in making the determination of species.
    See below for details

  • General Scope {type: string; max length: none; default: empty}
    A description of the range of taxa addressed in dataset or collection. For example "All vascular plants were identifier to family or species."

  • Modification Procedure {type: string; max length: none; default: empty}
    Description of the methods used for taxonomic identification. Could include specimen processing, comparison with museum materials, keys, and key characters, chemical or genetic analyses, etc.

  • Identification Completeness {type: string; max length: none; default: empty}
    Information concerning the proportions and treatment of unidentified materials (i.e. materials sent to experts, and not yet determined); estimates of the importance, and identities of misidentifications, uncertain determinations, synonyms or other incorrect usages; taxa not well treated or requiring further work; and expertise of field workers.

  • Voucher {type: array (obj: Voucher)}
    An array of specimen vouchers identifying the specimens used in species determination and where they are being preserved.

Responsible Party Object (Observer)

Taxonomy Observer Array
Image 2: Taxonomy Observer Array

  • Role {type: codelist (ISO CI_RoleCode, ADIwg codes); extensible: YES; multi-value: NO; default: empty}
    Identifies the function or responsibility assigned to the person(s) or organization(s), etc.

  • Contacts {type: codelist (contact records in browser cache); multi-value: YES; default: empty}
    A list of contacts associated with this role.

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