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Phylum/Division (Taxonomy)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for natural science collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains the scientific name of the division or phylum to which the specimen belongs.


  • For better search results in your database, avoid a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names as necessary.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the full name; do not use abbreviations.

    Phylum/Division Brachiopoda
  2. In accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature, the first letter of the taxon is upper case.

      Discipline palynology
  3. Do not enter the word "division" or "phylum" before the name of the division or phylum.

    Phylum/Division Tracheophyta
      and not 
     Phylum/Divisiondivision Tracheophyta
  4. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the name.

    Phylum/Division Anthophyta ?
  5. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec