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Spp lists with mixed ranks

by bnewman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:42 am


I'm trying to download a species list comprising genus, species and subspecies for a geographic region. For the latter two it functions fine, but I'm having a particular issue with Taraxacum, when I search for Taraxacum alone it returns results but when included as part of a list it's absent. Is this a known issue?
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Re: Spp lists with mixed ranks

by admin » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:38 am

Hi Beth,

This looks to be a bug - thanks for letting me know.

I'll investigate what's gone wrong, but meanwhile it's possible to work-around the issue by entering 'Taraxacum' separately and also ensuring that you pick the name from the drop-down suggestion list, rather than just typing it.

e.g. the following query appears to work

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Check that 'Taraxacum' is included in the list of taxa in the query summary displayed below the form - if it's not then re-enter and pick Taraxacum.
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