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On taxonomic aggregators (global species lists) and the aggregation process

Garnett, S. T., Christidis, L., Conix, S., Costello, M. J., Zachos, F. E., Bánki, O. S., Bao, Y., Barik, S. K., Buckeridge, J. S., Hobern, D. & Lien, A. (2020). Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world’s species. PLoS Biology, 18(7), e3000736. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000736

Grenié M., Berti E., Carvajal-Quintero J., Dädlow G.M.L., Sagouis A. & Winter, M. 2022. Harmonizing taxon names in biodiversity data: A review of tools, databases and best practices. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14(1): 12-25. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13802

Hobern, D., Barik, S. K., Christidis, L., Garnett, S. T. Kirk, P., Orrell, T. M., Pape, T., Pyle, R. L., Thiele, K. R., Zachos, F. E., & Bánki, O. (2021). Towards a global list of accepted species VI. The Catalogue of Life checklist. Org Divers Evol. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-021-00516-w

Döring, M., Jeppesen, T., & Bánki, O. (2022). Introducing ChecklistBank: An index and repository for taxonomic data. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 6, e93938. doi: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.6.93938

Schoch CL, Ciufo S, Domrachev M, Hotton CL, Kannan S, Khovanskaya R, Leipe D, Mcveigh R, O'Neill K, Robbertse B, Sharma S, Soussov V, Sullivan JP, Sun L, Turner S, Karsch-Mizrachi I. (2020). NCBI Taxonomy: a comprehensive update on curation, resources and tools. Database (Oxford). 2020 Jan 1;2020:baaa062. doi: 10.1093/database/baaa062.

(Plants:) Borsch, T., Berendsohn, W., Dalcin, E., Delmas, M., Demissew, S., Elliott, A., Fritsch, P., Fuchs, A., Geltman, D., Güner, A., Haevermans, T., Knapp, S., le Roux, M. M., Loizeau, P.-A., Miller, C., Miller, J., Miller, J. T., Palese, R., Paton, A., & Zamora, N. (2020). World Flora Online: placing taxonomists at the heart of a definitive and comprehensive global resource on the world’s plants. Taxon, 69, 1311–1341. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12373

Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. 2021: The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Sci Data 8, 215 (2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6

On name and taxon identifiers

Anonymous 2023: Wikidata - List of taxon identifiers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Taxonbar/doc#Taxon_identifiers

Page R. D. M. 2023: Ten years and a million links: building a global taxonomic library connecting persistent identifiers for names, publications and people doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.29.542697

On the stability of taxonomies (names and taxonomic concepts)

Thiele, K., Conix, S., Pyle, R. L., Barik, S. K., Christidis, L., Costello, M. J., van Dijk, P. P., Kirk, P., Lien, A., Thomson, S. A., Zachos, F. E., Zhang, Z.-Q., Garnett, S. T. (2021). Towards a global list of accepted species I. Why taxonomists sometimes disagree, and why this matters. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-021-00495-y

Pyle, R. L., Barik, S. K., Christidis, L., Conix, S., Costello, M. J., van Dijk, P. P., Garnett, S. T., Hobern, D., Kirk, P. M., Lien, A. M., Orrell, T. M., Remsen, D., Thomson, S. A., Wambiji, N., Zachos, F. E., Zhang, Z-Q., Thiele, K. R. (2021). Towards a global list of accepted species V. The devil is in the details. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-021-00504-0


Döring, M., & Ower, G. D. (2019). The Catalogue of Life Data Package - A new format for exchanging nomenclatural and taxonomic information. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 3, e38711. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.3.38771