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JIRAfied Taxon Concept Management Tasks

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This collection tracks taxon concept management tasks that we could not fix using the web tools. We have created tickets for them in our bug tracking system, so they can be addressed by our developers.

Also see these related collections: Taxon Concept Management To Do List, Taxon Concept Management Tasks With Pending Issues, Taxon Concept Management Tasks Completed.

  • 02631_88_88 Plantae > Cyperaceae


    Swamp Sawgrass

    "Cladium colocasia" is apparently a misspelling of Caladium colocasia, a synonym of Colocasia esculenta (taro), a plant in the Arum family, Araceae. Unfortunately, there is a genus Cladium in the sedge family, Cyperaceae, and due to the misspelling, USDA and put taro in Cyperaceae. We need to silence these two hierarchies to get taro images out of the Cladium media collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1738

  • 52707_88_88 Plantae > Araceae

    Colocasia esculenta


    "Cladium colocasia" is apparently a misspelling of Caladium colocasia, a synonym of Colocasia esculenta (taro), a plant in the Arum family, Araceae. Unfortunately, there is a genus Cladium in the sedge family, Cyperaceae, and due to the misspelling, USDA and put taro in Cyperaceae. We need to silence these two hierarchies to get taro images out of the Cladium media collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1738

  • 43792_88_88 Animalia > Insecta


    Ants, Bees, and Wasps

    Stray Hymenoptera: one of the wikipedia classifications has them in the millipedes. One of the flickr classifications has them in the arachnids. -- Left a message on the offending image: -- No response after several weeks -- removed from group pool -- That issue is now fixed. The Wikipedia issue has been fixed at the source, but EOL doesn't update.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1737

  • 72456_88_88 Plantae > Chlorophyta

    Chlorophyta incertae sedis

    Green Algae

    This Chlorophyta incertae sedis has a couple of Chlorophyta HEs in it, which should be moved over.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1735

  • 72456_88_88 Plantae


    Green Algae

    Is there a good reason this page has not bee merged with this other Chlorophyta page: -- The "other Chlorophyta" is Chlorophyta incertae sedis. However, it has a couple of Chlorophyta HEs in it, which should be merged into this concept.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1735

  • 17851_88_88 Metazoa Haeckel 1874 > Sauropsida Huxley 1864


    two reptilia pages. merge this with main page:

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1734

  • 95230_88_88 Fungi > Not assigned


    There are protists in this fungal genus concept.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1733

  • 35414_88_88 Protozoa



    There are fungi in this protist concept.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1733

  • 53279_88_88 cellular organisms > Eukaryota


    Green Plants

    Should this be merged with ?

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1732

  • 00071_88_88 Platyhelminthes > Plagiorchiida


    Lamellibrachiidae is a family of polychaetes, yet several BOLD hierarchies have it in the Trematoda.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1730

  • 62031_88_88 Animalia > Tachinidae


    Tasmanian Tachinid Fly

    There are a bunch of polychaete HEs in this concept. Too many descendents to handle for curator tools.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1728

  • 04318_88_88 Animalia > Diptera


    Non-biting Midges

    This is showing images from Calliphora vomitoria This is due to a bogus hierarchy from AskNature that puts Calliphora in Chironomidae.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1727

  • 21350_88_88 Plantae > Fabaceae

    Mucuna urens

    Horse-eye Beans

    Split off a bunch of magpie HEs to a separate Pica pica sericea concept. No idea what they were doing in the Mucuna urens concept (apparently due to invalid vernacular name???). Also merged this with another Mucuna urens concept. -- A week later, the Pica pica sericea HEs (including the ones that I had moved from the Pica pica concept to the subspecies concept) have snuck back into the Mucuna urens concept!!!! Separated them again 23 Jul 2013, choosing the CoL hierarchy as exemplar. -- Pica pica sericea HEs have snuck back in by mid October.-- Jirafied.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1724

  • 00715_88_88 Animalia > Diapheromeridae


    hierarchies referring to genus, kingdom and species are all erroneously merged here -- This is the phasmid genus, but there is a moneran HE from ITIS. For some odd reason, our ITIS import has the kingdom Bacteria twice, so one of them gets bumped to the insect genus. Both ITIS kingdom HEs should be in this concept: I cannot do this with the curator tools, because there are too many descendents affected.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1722

  • 16975_88_88


    Image of Chordata

    Showing up under Mammalia (which are chordates, but....) [also duplicate of above]. This is due to an error in the Wikipedia taxonomy for Lasiurus salinae. Instead of Order: Chiroptera, they have Order: Chordata. I fixed this on Wikipedia, and it should resolve itself with our next Wikipedia harvest. -- Wikipedia has since been reharvested, but the Lasiurus salinae hierarchy does not update.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1700

  • 93813_88_88 Plantae


    Red Algae

    There are still blue jays in this media collection, although the Vertebrate red algae got separated from the vertebrates concept. Requested a reindex. No luck. It looks like this won't be fixed until TAX-1603 is addressed.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1603

  • 00469_88_88 Protozoa > Sagittariidae


    Pulled in all ciliate genus HEs from the cactus concept. But need to have the hierarchy silenced because it puts both Sagittarius (bird) and Sagittaria (ciliate) in the same family, Sagittariidae.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1719

  • 36730_88_88 Animalia > Ciconiiformes


    Storks and Allies

    Several images of Cathartidae on this Ciconiidae page. -- AnAge and Obis palce the New World vultures in Ciconiidae. This is an outdated hypothesis that has long been abandoned, but until those partners update their classifications, we will have vulture images in our Ciconiidae media collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1716

  • 98600_88_88 Animalia > Procellariiformes


    Storm Petrels

    IABIN puts Fregata in Oceanitidae: This is clearly an error, probably due to confusion of Fregata & Fregetta. This pulls frigate birds into the storm petrel media collection, and since frigates are more commonly photographed, the collection consists primarily of birds that don't belong here.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1715

  • 00728_88_88

    File:Ardea herodias5.jpg

    Image of Ardea herodias

    Pictures of great blue herons are polluting the Great Egret media collection. There's nothing in the Names tab of either species that would explain this. This one is due to a misinterpretation of information from Avibase Avibase - Howard & Moore 3rd edition (corrigenda 8) hierarchy_id: 859 hierarchy_entry_id: 45701701 Ardea [alba or modesta] (synonym) Ardea
    I am afraid this is interpreted as Ardea is a synonym of Ardea alba and therefore pulls all Ardea images into the Great Egret collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1672

  • 69543_88_88 Animalia > Phalangeroidea


    Brushtail Possums and Cuscuses

    Most of the images are of Phascolarctos cinereus. The seem to be same as on Phascolarctidae page. -- hm, I cannot find the cause for the koala invasion of the Phalangeridae collection. I'll have to request developer support to figure this one out.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4585

  • 16438_88_88


    Image of Physeter macrocephalus

    Identified as "Physeter Macrocephalus" (correct even if I don't like the case of the specific epithet), but the link to that goes to the genus. I've added a "proper" association to the species, but don't see a way to remove or edit the above association. EOL assumes that all epithets are lower case, so upper case epithets get interpreted as author names. This creates havoc and gets species and genus concepts mixed up. This one is now fixed.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1713

  • 97662_88_88 Animalia > Anatidae

    Dendrocygna arborea

    West Indian Whistling Duck

    There are Dendrocygna viduata images in the Dendrocygna image collection - no apparent explanation. They all seem to come from Wikimedia Commons, but their hierarchy looks ok.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1712

  • 68706_88_88 Plantae > Solanaceae



    The Physalis media collection contains many images of species that are not in this genus, but that used to be placed in the genus at one time or another. Aggregation if images based on synonyms is problematic, and EOL needs to reconsider this practice.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-686

  • 32012_88_88 Animalia > Geometroidea



    Monthly ARKive text import puts all Lepidoptera under Geometridae: Sterrhinae: This pulls all Lep media into Geometridae media collection. Patrick needs to take this HE out of commission -- jirafied.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1710

  • 41741_88_88 Animalia > Tipulidae


    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1603

  • 38317_88_88 Animalia > Lycidae


    This concept features a crazy Frankenstein classification from that mixes the lycid genus Dictyoptera with the insect order Dictyoptera.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1709

  • 89121_88_88 Animalia > Acrididae


    Golden Gumleaf Grasshopper

    Need to take out the ulidiids.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1700

  • 12429_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae



    Duchesnea images should not be appearing on the Fragaria page. --- We cannot resolve this using the current taxon concept management tools. We would need a new tool for this.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 05756_88_88 Animalia > Myliobatidae

    Myliobatis californica

    Bat Eagle Ray

    Not a child of Rhinoptera, but images are propagating to --- Apparently, there are a couple of synonyms for this species in the genus Rhinoptera. We really shouldn't be using out of date synonyms to aggregate content, see WEB-4457

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 17615_88_88 Plantae > Fabaceae


    There's a Humboldtia Vahl HE here with children Humboldtia contorta Ruiz & Pav., Humboldtia polystachya Ruiz & Pav., and Humboldtia spiralis Ruiz & Pav. These are actually not children of Humboldtia Vahl, but of Humboldtia Ruiz & Pav. which is an orchid, not a legume. Having this incorrect classification here pulls a bunch of orchids into legume media collections. I have submitted a request for correction to Tropicos, and they have fixed it at the source, but it looks like we don't update this resource very often, so it would be good to get this hierarchy quarantined on our end.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1705

  • 64931_88_88 Animalia > Coleoptera


    Misspelling of Scarabaeidae. Needs to be merged. Too big for the curator concept management tools.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1706

  • 29513_88_88 Animalia > Lutjanidae


    Common Snappers

    This image collection is full of fish that at one time or another have been in the genus Lutjanus, which apparently had been used as a wastebasket genus at one time. Most of these fish do not have any Lutjanus HEs in the name tab, the only connection to Lutjanus is an entry in the synonyms tab.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-686

  • 25677_88_88 Animalia > Noctuoidea


    Tiger Moths

    Need to merge in Erebidae:Arctiinae

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1684

  • 89184_88_88 Animalia > Arctiidae


    Tiger Moths

    Merged in a bunch of pseudo-taxa from BOLD. Got an error trying to merge this with the family: Probably too big. Filed JIRA ticket. Should merge Erebidae:Arctiinae with Arctiidae but leave Arctiidae:Arctiinae alone.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1684

  • 53279_88_88 Plantae > Tracheophyta


    Land Plants

    This page is mixing up two "concepts" associated with this name--the traditional one including just the horsetails and the more recent one including ALL land plants! So this needs to be split into at least 2 pages. See Brief Summary Too big for TCM tools: jirafied as TAX-1676

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1676