Taxonomic Swap 81063 (Committed on 12-08-2022)

Draft change for when MDD releases the next update merging capensis into delphis.

ASM Mammal Diversity Database (MDD) (Citation)
Added by jwidness on 14 August, 2020 13:26 | Committed by loarie on 12 August, 2022
replaced with


Hi, @jwidness. Is this something you're interested in committing soon or would you rather wait for the MDD to update their taxonomy?

Posted by bobby23 almost 3 years ago (Flag)

I'm fine either way, but I don't think it'll be much longer.

Posted by jwidness almost 3 years ago (Flag)

I see some flags on D. capensis, i think now is the right time to commit this change.

Posted by zebs over 1 year ago (Flag)

Hi folks, when lumping one taxon into another a merge (e.g. D. capensis & D. delphis [sensu stricto] -> D. delphis [sensu lato]) isn't necessary, just a swap (D. capensis -> D. delphis) is sufficient. I restructured this change as such as swap and (after dealing with D. capensis tropicalis and D. capensis capensis & I committed it. I then replaced the range of D. delphis with a sensu lato range (from MDD), updated the name to "Common Dolphin", and removed the resolved deviation

Glad to have this sorted and thanks for the help!

Posted by loarie 10 months ago (Flag)

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