For each form above species rank in the hierarchy, enter a line of this format:
Enter the six-letter code. If the code is shorter than
six letters (e.g.,
RAIL), right-pad it to
length 6 with spaces. You may use uppercase or
lowercase letters, but codes are case-insensitive.
Enter one space. This signifies that the record is for a higher taxon.
Enter the scientific name of the higher taxon to
which this code is referred. This name must be
defined in the
Enter one slash (“
/”), then the English name.
Use the inverted order for multi-word names, e.g., “Owl, Great Gray”.
Bracket genus names between underbar
When possible, underbars will be interpreted as
start-italic and stop-italic markup.
Here are some complete examples of higher-taxon records.
albatr Diomedeidae/albatross sp. larfal Falco/large falcon sp. hawk Accipitriformes/hawk sp. accipi Accipiter/_Accipiter_ sp. laracc Accipiter/large _Accipiter_ sp.