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Best regards! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:10, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

World Spider Catalog ID (P3288)[edit]

Hello Korg, World Spider Catalog ID (P3288) is used now at more than 45,000 items. Around 4,500 species had no match. --Succu (talk) 21:42, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Hello Succu, thank you for the stats, and above all thank you for your work with your bot! Out of curiosity, how did your bot connect the items with their LSIDs, and how did you find all these species that had no match?
I bet that most of them are probably synonyms, like e.g. Araneus eburnus (Q1842867). What is the recommended action to deal with them? Maybe creating a new item with the current name, but leaving all the sitelinks in the old item?
On a side note, thanks for this edit, I forgot fossil taxon (Q23038290) existed. I'll correct the other items I created. Korg (talk) 00:04, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
I grabbed the LSIDs form the website. As a result I had table "scientific name/LSID". Then I was running through the scientific names and found the matching items with the help of a SPARQL query.
Yes a new item should be created. Essential is to connect the new item with the other one via original combination (P1403) / taxon synonym (P1420) / replaced synonym (for nom. nov.) (P694). There is no fixed rule what to do with the sitelinks. You could leave them at the current item or move them to the new one. In this special case I would leave them at Araneus eburnus (Q1842867) because most sitelinks are using the older name. --Succu (talk) 12:06, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer! I wasn't quite sure how to deal with synonyms, as I have seen a lot of items about taxa with sitelinks to different names, but it appears that items with the new names simply haven't been created yet, so there's a lot to do...
And it makes sense to leave the sitelinks in one place, so articles in other wikis may have a chance to be updated. Best regards, Korg (talk) 23:28, 18 October 2016 (UTC)