Overview on Resolving Taxa with Unknown Relationships

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A very helpful curation task is to help resolve relationship unknown taxa. This tutorial will explain how:


You can find a link to relationship unknown taxa needing attention for a taxon framework with a source from the relevant taxon framework page by clicking on the relationship unknown count

Relationship unknown taxa are taxa that are active on iNaturalist but are not in the taxon framework source. Ideally, there should be 0 relationship unknowns. They should either be synonymized (made inactive by swapping into another active taxa) or documented by adding a relationship (a deviation proposed and discussed in flags). Assume the former and start with Section A since this is the much more common outcome.

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