Finding data gaps in the GBIF backbone taxonomy - GBIF Data Blog

When publishers supply GBIF with a scientific name, this name is sometimes not found in the GBIF taxonomic backbone. In these cases, the occurrence record gets a data quality flag called taxon match higher rank. This means that GBIF was only able to match the name to a higher rank (genus, family, order …).

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