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….

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…and does not exist in Arctos….

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Then find the “donor” name, in this case

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

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

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

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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.

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Save everything, click “Return to taxon overview” (here Review everything again.

The name and classification is now usable.

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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.)