ref your posting,
did you get any replies, if so what please forward details
we use our own for our biodiversity collection and perhaps should change if
there is a sensible alternative
At 12:37 PM 19/11/96 -0800, you wrote:
>I am looking for a numbering system to catalogue photographs and data on
>about 1500 + species of fish and marine invertebrates. I have seen a
>numbering system used at the American Museum of Natural History and several
>books I use give numbers for various fish families. I have seen some of the
>codes used by the FAO Taxonomic Code.
>Which coding system is the most widely used and available? Would someone
>please recommend a widely used coding system for both fish and aquatic
>invertebrates that I could use as part of my database. I have photographed
>different specimens of the same species so I am looking for a cataloguing
>system for species and specimens. I would like to use it to link different
>databases together (taxonomic, geographic, photographic etc.) so the data can
>all be linked for the same specimen.
>Although I could create my own numbering system it would be more useful to
>use an existing numbering system so that my database would have some
>relevance to the outside world.
>Directions to a widely used, adaptable numbering system that I could use
>freely would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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