Species identified as invalid taxon corrected to valid one

Taxonomy of the species has been changed in particular for seabirds. This change affects the species identification of the animals sighted in a survey.

We have looked through all the species identification in the OBIS-SEAMAP database and listed those sightings that are turned to be invalid.

The invalid species identification is corrected to the valid taxonomic classification. The following is a list of the affected datasets.

Changes are mostly for seabirds but also includes the update from Testudines (TSN: 173749) to Testudines (TSN: 948936). You can see a complete list of species whose identification were changed in the Supplemental information section in the Dataset Page (dated 2020-09-30 or 2020-10-01).

These changes are according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System.