8 Get synonyms of all accepted taxa

In this chapter we retrieve all synonyms of the taxa in the unified checklist. Together with the accepted names, such a list allows to search for non-native scientific names in e.g. occurrence databases.

8.1 Get unified taxa

  1. Read data/interim/taxa_unified.csv.

  2. Define columns of interest.

  3. Select/rename columns of interest.

8.2 Find synonyms

  1. Retrieve all synonyms (from the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy) of the taxa in our list. Synonym taxa won’t return results, but are fine to leave in the list. Note: this step can take few minutes.

  2. Select columns of interest in synonyms.

  3. Merge input taxa with their synonyms.

  4. Save as CSV.