GTDB Forum

One description page for each taxon

In addition to making the nodes linkable, it would also be nice if some of the auxillary information is available for GTDB taxa. Doing so would make GTDB a more… fuller-looking taxonomic database. We could do so by making a page available for each taxon, similar to what all the DBs do.

  • The source of the name should be mentioned. tdb_taxa_not_in_lit_r95_rev.txt should be formatted for new GTDB latin names, while existing names should have a brief citation (just name year will do).
  • A list of synonyms from synonyms_r95.txt will be useful.
  • Some sort of GTDB history would be nice. I am not sure how expensive it is to pre-generate all the histories; an auto-fill link for the taxon history tool will do.