Identifiers for scientific taxon names

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World Flora Online:
Index Fungorum: "The identifiers are unique for any name independent of where they were issued. For example, an identifier issued by Index Fungorum will resolve via an Index Fungorum URL – – and a MycoBank URL –". (Cited from Allocations of identifiers in Index Fungorum, MycoBank and other repositories:
IPNI: The IPNI LSID (Life Science Identifier) is a unique identifier used to represent scientific names of plants in the International Plant Names Index (IPNI). IPNI is a global database of plant names that provides information about the scientific names of plants, including their synonyms, authorship, publication details, and other related information. The LSID is a standardized format for representing these names and their associated data in a machine-readable way. An LSID consists of several parts, including a prefix that identifies the issuing authority (in this case, IPNI), a namespace that identifies the type of data (usually "names"), and a unique identifier for the specific record. For example, a typical IPNI LSID might look something like this: In this LSID, "" is the domain of the issuing authority (IPNI), "names" indicates that it's a record for a plant name, and "77108241-1" is the unique identifier for that specific record. (Source: ChatGPT GPT3.5 "IPNI LSID" - accessed 7 nov 2023)