Each organism or unit may have been identified several times. The identifications are listed in the tree under the organism as shown in the image below. To create a new identification choose the organism from the tree and click on the icon. The last identification will always be taken as the valid one and set at the top of the list. To insert an older identification at the base of the list click on the icon.


To hide / show the identifications in the tree click on the icon on the right panel next to the tree. To enter a confirmation of an identification choose it in the tree and then click on the button. To move an identification to the end or the start of the list use the or button respectively. To delete an identification select it in the tree and click the  button. To enter details for an identification choose it in the tree. You can then enter the details in the form opening on the right side of the tree as shown below.


The taxonomic name of an organism can be selected from either the names already available in DiversityCollection or from the module DiversityTaxonNames. To choose from the local names type the beginning of the name and click on the drop-down button  to get a list of available names. You can use wildcards according to SQL.

To select a taxonomic name from an external database click on the button. A window will open where you can search for a taxonomic name. For taxonomic names provided by the module DiversityTaxonNames you can use a shortcut. Click on the button to set the source in the window that will open. After the source is set, the pin and drop-down box will change their colors as shown below to indicate that the taxonomic names are not longer derived from the content in DiversityCollection but from the selected DiversityTaxonNames database.

The links will be set separate for every taxonomic group and may be changed at any time with a click on the button. To release the link to the remote database, click on the  button and than select Cancel in the window where you select the database. The pin will change to and the data will again be derived from the local values in DiversityCollection.

For identifications linked to a DiversityTaxonNames database you may activate the Show accepted names option. Accepted names will then be shown with a green color while for synonyms the accepted name will be displayed above the current name (see below).


Non biological units

Non biological units like soil, rock or mineral do not have biology related information like a qualifier or a type status. These are therefore not displayed for these groups. Furthermore the source for the names is not DiversityTaxonNames but DiversityScientificTerms (see a short tutorial ). If the source for a non biological unit is set to a DiversityScientificTerms database (see above ) a button will appear. With a click on this button you can select the term from a chart as shown below.


In the database the data for the identification is stored in the table Identification.