Create a new taxon name+classification

This describes one method of creating a new name in Arctos, while bringing along classification data.

First, make sure the “new” name does actually exist….

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 9.56.22 AM
…and does not exist in Arctos….

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 9.57.25 AM

Then find the “donor” name, in this case http://arctos.database.museum/name/Otus%20flammeolus

Find the “donor” classification, and click “Clone Classification as new name.”

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.00.14 AM

Enter the new name and the intended classification source, click create.

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.02.09 AM

You will be redirected to the edit classification page – edit and rearrange things appropriately, carefully following the embedded instructions.

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.03.58 AM

Carefully check for any now-incorrect terms that may have come along with the clone process. Click save.

Check everything again. If it all looks good, click “Edit Non-Classification Data.”

Create relationships and common names as necessary. A relationship will ensure that users searching for Otus flammeolus specimens can find Psiloscops flammeolus specimens.

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.07.20 AM

Save everything, click “Return to taxon overview” (here http://arctos.database.museum/name/Psiloscops%20flammeolus). Review everything again.

The name and classification is now usable.

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.11.34 AM

To improve discoverability, click the “Refresh/pull GlobalNames” link to import alternate classifications from GlobalNames. The page will refresh with any available GlobalNames data. (There are none for this taxon.)

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.