How To Assign a New Locality to a Catalog Record

In some cases, editing a locality for a specimen may not be the best course of action. This may be because the locality itself is correct and the specimen has been improperly attributed to it. Alternatively, you may wish to clean up duplicate entries by consolidating them. In these situations, it is more efficient to reassign these specimens to a preexisting or a new locality. The first half of this tutorial will teach you how to reassign specimens to a new locality, if your specimen(s) is/are assigned to one collecting event only. If you only want to reassign one specimen that is part of a collecting events with other specimens into a new locality, please refer to the second half of this tutorial.

Unfortunately, the steps above do not address the possibility that your specimen of interest may be in a collecting event that contains multiple specimens. The steps above only list how to edit an event under which the specimen was located. What if you only want to change the locality of one specimen without changing the locality of other specimens that share the same collecting event as your specimen of interest? There is a slightly complicated method to do so, but it is possible.