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feature request #8155

SpecimenTypeDesignationEditor: allow choosing the typified name from the homotypical group for specific type status

Added by Andreas Kohlbecker 3 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
New
Category:
cdm-vaadin
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Start date:
02/28/2019
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Description

In case of lecto-, epit- and neo-types the SpecimenTypeDesignationEditor should selecting the typified name from the homotypical group.

I case of these types the basionym is exiting should be chosen as default for the typified name field.

Open questions:

  • What if the name has orthographic variants? Should these also be selectable as typified name?

Consequences:

  • The RegistrationDTO, TypeDesignationSetManager and TypeDesignationWorkingSet are designed to handle only one typifiedName! These properties need to extended to return a Collection instead
  • What is the impact on the rest of the application? Where could the assumption that there is only one typified name cause problems?

Example:

http://api.phycobank.org/phycobank/app/registration#!workingset/1e1ea80f-4929-4d83-ab35-ae0391e1275b

picture180-1.png View (127 KB) Andreas Kohlbecker, 02/28/2019 09:47 PM

History

#1 Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker 3 months ago

For how urgent do you consider this feature, Henning? I guess this situation will occur quite frequently?

#2 Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Andreas Kohlbecker to Wolf-Henning Kusber

#3 Updated by Wolf-Henning Kusber about 1 month ago

  • Assignee changed from Wolf-Henning Kusber to Andreas Kohlbecker

Agreed: if the basionym is existing this name should be chosen as default for the typified name field.
In general, we decided to link the type to the valid name with priority with correct spelling.

In a perfect world it looks like this:

Name (corrected) –Holotype/Isotype
Name as published (orthographic variant)

Name (corrected)
Name (orthographic variant)
Basionym OR Replaced synonym (corrected) – Lectotype, Neotype, Epitype etc.
Basionym OR Replaced synonym (orthographic variant)

Name (corrected) - Holotype
Name (orthographic variant)
Invalid name

In the real world the following exceptions can occur (thus we have to handle them)

After registration, it can turns out that a name published is an orthographic variant, although the type is already linked to it.

After registration, it can turns out that a name published turns out to be invalid and has to be validated, although the type is already linked to it.

Conclusion:
From a curators perspective it would be perfect to enable to change the typified name within a homotypic group in case it turns later out that a type has been linked to the wrong name.
If this could be possible by selecting the correct “typified name” it might be good to include orthographic variants into the selection.
If a later change of the typified name would be allowed for the curator, this feature would not be urgent (because the cased explained above could be fixed at any time later).

Treatment of invalid names with linked types. Two possibilities (i) to switch this type to the validating = valid name OR (ii) to put in a type for the valid name and to think about how to handle the intended type of a designation (invalid name). The intended name could be ignored for the data output. However, this is a point to discussion.

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