Taxonomic Swap 63335 (Committed on 2019-09-25)

The genus Leucodermia is in current taxonomic use and is already in the database here as an active taxon. It makes no sense not to use it.

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Added by stephen_thorpe on September 26, 2019 03:42 | Committed by stephen_thorpe on September 25, 2019
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Did you look at the reasons it was kept in Heterodermia? A discussion was had among the lichen people on iNaturalist and it was decided to keep it there.

Posted by jameskm almost 3 years ago (Flag)

Additionally, please do not recombine taxa you are not familiar with. The forms of Heterodermia leucomelos have not been transferred to Leucodermia leucomelos, so you created nonexistent names.

Posted by jameskm almost 3 years ago (Flag)

Please take a more polite and respectful tone and get your facts right before making allegations. I have not created "nonexistent names". The forms of Heterodermia leucomelos may be placed under Leucodermia leucomelos, according to the taxon change I made, but their names were unchanged, i.e. they were still combinations in Heterodermia.

Posted by stephen_thorpe almost 3 years ago (Flag)

I apologize if I sounded rude, but the names they were under were "Leucodermia leucomelos leucomelos" and "Leucodermia leucomelos albociliata," neither of which exists. If you look at this taxon change, you checked yes for "Move children to output?" This means that "Children of the input taxon that are genera or coarser will be moved to the output; species, subspecies, varieties, etc. will be swapped into equivalents with the new genus or species name." You are correct that the names may be placed under the new name, but the taxon names were in fact changed.

Posted by jameskm almost 3 years ago (Flag)

That was unintentional. Apologies for that. Note that Leucodermia was already on the database (not added by me), so it seemed sensible to use it. At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is that both versions of the name direct to the same taxon. If you have a strong preference for one name rather than the other, then I will defer to you, but please do just make sure that both alternative names direct to the same taxon.

Posted by stephen_thorpe almost 3 years ago (Flag)

That is a good point, and I have rectified that now. They all link to Heterodermia, and the only species without a combination in that genus has been moved to being a child of Heterodermia.

Posted by jameskm almost 3 years ago (Flag)

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