Predicate Proposal: Taxon

Predicate name: Taxon

Definition: Taxon is the scientific name given to a taxonomic group such as a species, family, or class.

Taxon should be applied to taxon names accepted by the scientific community, per citation from an authoritative source.

Taxon names should be formatted so that only the first letter of the first word is capitalized. Ex. Persea americana (correct) vs. Persea Americana (incorrect).

Tooltip definition of the predicate: Correct scientific name of a taxonomic group such as a species, family, or class.

Type of value (one of the following): text

# of accepted values (one of the following): single

Constraints: Should only be applied to entities that are species, families, classes, or other taxonomic groups. It should not be applied to entities (such as companies or brands) named after a species.

Citation Required?: yes

Examples of proper use:

Avocado’ ‘Taxon’ is ‘Persea americana’ - Citation: ITIS - Report: Persea americana

Examples of improper use:

Avocado’ ‘Taxon’ is ‘Plantae’ is incorrect because this is the Kingdom to which the species belongs to, not the Taxon.

Usage in other schemas:
Wikidata: taxon - Wikidata
Schema.org: Taxon - Schema.org Type

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Taxon predicate vote

  • Yes, implement this predicate
  • No - do not implement

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