[Annelida] World Polychaeta Database launched

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu Sep 22 07:00:25 EST 2011


Re: corrections

I sent a private reply to Pierre, but basically, there is no need to let
mistakes go unremarked. Send a clear message (with the corrected detail
if possible) to a taxon editor (listed on the info page), or to me if no
taxon editor. Follow up to the database management team at
info from marinespecies.org if no satisfactory response.  We, the editors,
are all volunteers with other jobs but will do our best to help as we
can.  Sometimes all we can do is fix at genus level as an interim step
if there are a big lot of species records to be shifted around. Genera
with subgenera are particularly problematic as the subgenera tend to
come in and out of favour, and there are different opinions on their
validity.  

Re: new species not yet in. 

Unless they're from years ago we're usually aware of these already.
We'll get there - soon.

Regards,

Geoff

>>> Pierre CHEVALDONNE  09/22/11 8:37 PM >>>
Thanks Geoff,

I'm unfamiliar with the way people usually contribute to such databases.
For instance, I've seen mistakes. How, and to whom, shall I submit my 
contributions? To the lead editor = you?
Cheers
Pierre Chevaldonné


On 22/09/2011 01:18, Geoff Read wrote:
> FYI.
>
> http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/
>
> On 19 September, 2011 the World Polychaeta Database was launched at
http://www.marinespecies.org/


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