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:
Examples of improper use:
‘Avocado’ ‘Taxon’ is ‘Plantae’ is incorrect because this is the Kingdom to which the species belongs to, not the Taxon.