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[Solved] Changing a genus in the thing editor


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 chaz
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Hi

I need to change a whole genus in the thing editor. Can I do this all at once or do I need to change every bird one by one. That would be very slow!

example: I want to change the Babbler Genus Napothera to its new accepted Turdinus. This contains 11 bird sp so would be slow if done individually.

Thanks

Charlie Jackson

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@chaz

Hi Charles,

Now, that you have signed your post, I do see that you have upgraded to v5.2 from v4.1. 

The answer is yes and it is fairly easy. But before I give you the answer, wouldn't it just be easier to upgrade to the latest Clements or IOC taxonomic list. You are talking about a lot of work here if you have a lot of species sighting. 

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In my example, I created a new Testing genus and will move everything under Turdinus to Testing.

First, create the new Genus using the "+" sign in the Taxonomy Viewer toolbar.

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This will result in the empty Testing genus being added under the same Family as Turdinus.

Now, open the Turdinus genus and select the first species under Turdinus. Then Shift+Click on the last species under Turdinus. That will look like this:

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Drag the selection and drop it on Testing. And you get everything, including subspecies, now reclassified under Testing.

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Takes about 20 seconds.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeff

 

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 chaz
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Thanks Jeff

 

Thats great! I maintain my own list based on HBW so cannot change!

 

Charlie

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