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ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATIONS, WEBSITE & PROJECT

26 Jan 2014

  • Quick Search (* = previously implicit wildcards are replaced by optional explicit ones ('*', '?') to allow for searching on exact words and phrases):
    • Search Entity by Scientific Name* replaces Taxon by Scientific Name (all groups) to include objects and phenomena (e.g. Ara, Pseudo*)
    • Search Entity by Epithet* replaces Taxon by Epithet to include objects (e.g. ruber*, everest)
    • Search Entity by Identifier (e.g. UMa, Cu, DNA, H2O, 79)
    • Search Entity by Common Name* replaces Taxon by Common Name (English) and Taxon by Common Name (Dutch) to include common names for taxa, objects and phenomena in any language (e.g. ?ats, [ck]at, boar, wine grape)
    • Search Taxon by Scientific Name (genus group)* (e.g. Sus)
    • Search Taxon by Scientific Name (species group)* returns all species-group taxa within the given genus (e.g. Homo)
    • Search Taxon by Scientific Name (below species group)* returns all infrasubspecific taxa within the given genus c.q. species (e.g. Tulipa, Brassica oleracea)
    • Search Object by Number used for astronomical objects (e.g. 1)
    • Search Phenomenon by Scientific Name replaces Disease to include other phenomena (e.g. influenza, earthquakes, eruptions)
      diseases and related health problems are now treated as phenomena instead of property items
    • Search Homonym* (e.g. Ara)
    • Search Organization by Name (e.g. ICZN, International)
    • Search Reference by Year (e.g. 1758)
    • Search Reference by Title replaces Article by Title to include journals, books, chapters, websites, etc. (e.g. systema naturae, classification)
  • Advanced Search/Topic Index:
    • Search taxon by Geographic region is deprecated
      geopolitical regions are now treated as objects instead of topics
  • Entity (i.e. Taxon, Object, and Phenomenon) Pages:

07 Apr 2012

  • Taxon Hierarchy:
    • Browse Tree replaces Browse Classification and Browse Cladification

21 Mar 2011

  • Valid links (The Taxonomicon):
  • Valid links (Systema Naturae 2000: original website):
  • Conversion of The Taxonomicon Editor application from Visual Basic 6.0 and Access 2003 database to .NET 2.0 (C#) and SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The new application is much more sophisticated, allowing me to be more accurate especially regarding taxon properties and taxon relationships.
  • Many new kinds of properties and relationships have been created that will become available in future updates.
  • Quick Search:
    • Search Object (e.g. planets, surface features, ecoregions, populated places, specimens, events)
  • Advanced Search/Topic Index:
    • Search taxon by Global 200 ecoregion (deprecated): Ecoregions are now treated as objects instead of properties
    • Search taxon by Alkaloid (removed): Specific alkaloids are now treated as taxa instead of properties
    • Search taxon by Toxin (removed): Specific toxins (e.g. botulin) are now treated as taxa instead of properties
    • Search taxon by Functional class: Toxin is now regarded as a functional class of a chemical substance along with many other classes

17 Oct 2009

14 Aug 2008

25 Sep 2007

  • Better readable reference attributes on Taxon Hierarchy page, e.g. '[nt]' becomes '[new taxon]'

24 Feb 2007

  • Major update of the data model
  • Conversion of web site from Microsoft .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0
  • Improved layout for Firefox browsers
  • Introduction of Site map page, and breadcrumb navigation
  • Advanced Search/Topic Index:
    • Search taxon by Activity pattern
    • Search taxon by Substratum

02 Sep 2006

21 Jun 2006

  • Introduction of Referrers page

25 Mar 2006

  • Quick Search:
    • Search Taxon by Scientific Name (all groups) (default)
  • Topic/Advanced Search Results (Tree View):
    • Immediate selection of the first taxon within the selected higher taxon.

10 Dec 2005

10 Oct 2005

  • Taxon Nomenclature, Properties, Relationships, Bibliography and Links pages:
    • Navigation by selection of parents, siblings and children of the current taxon
    • Introduction of specimens (example)
  • Taxon Relationships pages:
    • Improved layout (example)
    • Introduction of Taxon Relationship Details pages (example)
  • Topic pages:
    • Navigation by selection of parents, siblings and children of the current topic
    • View taxa as a list or as a tree
    • Short descriptions added (example)
  • Quick Search:
    • Search Disease
    • Search Taxon by Authorship, for selection of all taxa published by a certain author and/or published in a certain year.
  • Advanced Search:
    • Search taxon by Toxin
    • View taxa as a list or as a tree in the search results

09 Jul 2005

  • Advanced Search/Topic Index:
    • Search taxon by Alkaloid
    • Search taxon by Altitudinal zone
    • Search taxon by Bathymetric zone
    • Search taxon by Feeding strategy
    • Search taxon by Lifestyle
    • Search taxon by Nutritional category

04 Jun 2005

  • Quick Search:
    • Topic Index (e.g. country, habitat, geologic time)
    • Person Index (instead of Author Index to include persons that taxa are named after) example
  • Advanced Search:
    • Search taxon by Habitat
    • Values section: Add items by selecting the name after a quick search (instead of a separate Add-button)
    • Criteria section: Remove selected items in the criterion list
    • Results page: Enable/Disable items in the criterion list for quickly searching different combinations
  • Person Details: New section "Derived taxon names"
  • New look for hierarchies:
    • Taxon Hierarchy
    • Topic
    • Advanced Search Criteria (Parameters)
    • Advanced Search Results
    • The last selected taxon is retained between calls between Advanced Searches and Topics for quick comparison

17 Apr 2005

  • Introduction of Project Statistics pages for The Taxonomicon and Systema Naturae 2000
  • Quick Search:
    • Search Taxon by Common Name (Dutch)
    • Direct linkage to Nomenclature, Properties, Relationships, Bibliography and Links (N|P|R|B|L)
  • Advanced Search:
    • Search taxon by Geographic region
  • Taxon Hierarchy:
    • Indication of incertae sedis (?Taxon)
    • Indication of type taxon (Taxon)
  • Taxon Links:
    • Search taxon by CISTI (Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information)
    • Search taxon by Entrez, The Life Sciences Search Engine (NCBI)
    • Search taxon by Google Scholar
    • Search taxon by PubMed (NCBI)
    • Search taxon by Zoological Record (Biosis)

06 Mar 2005

26 Feb 2005

  • Advanced Search enhancements:
    • Geologic time and Global 200 ecoregion presented as trees
    • Search taxon by Nomenclatural attribute
    • Search taxon by Taxon group
    • Search taxon by Parasite type
  • Taxon Index: completeness indicators added
  • Taxon Relationships: references added
  • Article Index: more details
  • Quick Search: search string retained between pages

19 Dec 2004

  • Introduction of Taxon Relationships
  • Introduction of Topic pages (example)
    Topic pages are accessible through items on:
    • Advanced Search Criteria and Results pages
    • Taxon Properties pages
  • Introduction of Taxon Groups (e.g. mammals, insects, plants, prokaryotes)
    Taxon groups are indicated on:
    • Quick Search Results pages
    • Taxon Relationships pages
    • Homonym Index pages
    and grouped by on:
    • Topic pages
    • Advanced Search Results pages
  • Introduction of Concepts (taxa, clades and grades)
    An excellent description of the three concepts can be found in this article by T. Cavalier-Smith.
    See also Proceedings in Systema Naturae 2000
  • Advanced Search enhancements:
    • Search for Geologic time
  • Taxon Hierarchy enhancements:
    • Show/Hide Position (example)
    • Sort by Name/Position
    • Quality mark '®': exact rank, name and position of a formal entry within an authorative publication
    NOTE: Many positions are not set properly yet. Systema Naturae 2000 uses phylogenetic positions, whereas most original sources within The Taxonomicon use bibliographic positions.
  • Reference Details enhancements:
  • Homonym Index enhancements:
    • indication of code (e.g. ICZN, ICBN)
    • indication of taxon group (see above)
    • conditional homonyms (example)
  • Tabstrip: Taxon Images merged with Taxon Links

31 Aug 2004

  • Quick Search: Author Index (on individual author)
  • Quick Search: Homonym Index
  • Quick Search: Taxon Index by Common Name

12 Jul 2004

  • Quick Search: Article Index (only shows the title)
  • Quick Search: Author Index (on combination of authors)
  • Quick Search: Taxon Index by Scientific Name divided by rank
  • Introduction of Author Details pages
  • Introduction of Reference Details pages

15 May 2004

  • Introduction of Advanced Search (for Global200 ecoregions)

22 Apr 2004

  • Introduction of Taxon Nomenclature pages

05 Apr 2004

  • Public introduction of The Taxonomicon (prototype) website

26 Mar 2004

  • Private introduction of The Taxonomicon (prototype) website

20 Jun 2003

Known bugs

  • The "Show Tree" functionality of Parameters in Advanced Search does not show the selected node in the tree.
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