Does GBIF have a way to designate undescribed species? I haven’t found the appropriate mechanism in Darwin Core.
For example, uploading a
specificEpithet of “sp. TX-24” results in a blank value for
specificEpithet via the occurrence API.
I know I can put text in
identificationRemarks, but is there a standard way to do this? It would help to know that it’s undescribed, and it would help even more to know which of multiple undescribed species in that genus it is, according to our own designations.
Context: We plan to upload data from our Specify6 database to GBIF and then populate a website by reading this data back from GBIF.