[Tagging] Tag:natural=tree and taxon names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Apr 28 09:29:55 UTC 2015

On 28 April 2015 at 07:16, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> What can species= and genus= do, that taxon= cannot?
> If all you know is the species, you can feel comfortable tagging the
> species.

That doesn't answer my question.

If al an editor knows is the species, then taxon=[species] is fine.

> Tagging the taxon may not feel right, or may be too intimidating.

That's very vague, and I suspect not supportable with evidence. Does
anyone have any?

> Same for common names.  You might know it's an Oak, but not realize it's a
> Live Oak,

Then taxon=Quercus (or even taxon=Oak) will suffice.

> and furthermore not realize that live oak may be one of several species.

Again; why do we need species=* and genus=* on that basis?

Andy Mabbett

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