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The anArchive taxonomic Checklist for Italian botanical data banking and vegetation analysis: Theoretical basis and advantages
Lucarini, D.; Gigante, D.; Landucci, F.; Panfili, E.; Venanzoni, R. (2015). The anArchive taxonomic Checklist for Italian botanical data banking and vegetation analysis: Theoretical basis and advantages. Plant Biosyst. (Firenze, Testo stamp.) 149(6): 958-965. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/11263504.2014.984010
In: Plant Biosystems. Italian Botanical Society Onlus/Taylor & Francis: Firenze. ISSN 1126-3504; e-ISSN 1724-5575, more
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Author keywords
    Biodiversity informatics, database, harmonization, nomenclature, plant names, synonymity

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  • Lucarini, D.
  • Gigante, D.
  • Landucci, F.
  • Panfili, E.
  • Venanzoni, R.

Abstract
    In recent years, research in botany was increasingly related with the use of large data-sets and data banks, in order to address emerging issues such as the severe risk of species, habitats and biodiversity loss. In this frame, the anArchive taxonomic Checklist, an online synonymized list of botanical species names, developed to support the botanical data banking and vegetation analysis, is presented and discussed here. The benefits deriving from such a supervised and referenced tool are emphasized. They include the possibility to keep track of old and new species names, pointing out the latest reviewed accepted scientific name and its synonyms, and harmonizing different taxonomic points of view. Furthermore, the list is open access and expert qualified customers can collaborate to its improvement. The basic unit of the taxonomic Checklist is an object including the taxon name at specific or, when present, infraspecific level; the taxonomic frame stops at the level of family and ranks higher than genus are not treated hierarchically. Some technical features, the main taxonomic references and the current state of the art are reported.

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