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describing an 'unrecorded species'

  • jimprall by jimprall

    The two illustrations on this page are for an 'unrecorded species' of Daphnia - potential type specimens. I wonder how the project wants us to enter the scientific name in this case? Is any of these preferred?
    "Daphnia sp."
    "Daphnia (unidentifed sp)"


  • geoffrey.belknap by geoffrey.belknap scientist

    You should enter 'Daphina' under the species label - then you can put 'unrecorded species' and/or 'potential type specimen' in keywords


  • ssgiris by ssgiris moderator

    I would also add the term 'new species' to the keywords.