Valter Jacinto

Nature Photographer

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Do the Wikimedia Commons maps come in as images with subtype map? Yan should be able to answer that question.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It's a habitat photo and as such extremely useful. But it's probably a good idea to give habitat photos a lower rating in general. We want them in the media collection, but we don't want them to show as exemplars.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    What's the etiquette for things like this: http://eol.org/data_objects/8999434

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for checking. In fact, I actually meant the php code in the Wikimedia Harvester (much of which I re-wrote). It could be that the harvester caught the file when the wikimedia dump (used in the 1st pass of the harvester) had the file classified under the genetic category, but the online page (via the wiki API which is accessed in the 2nd part of the harvester) had changed to the more specific one. So Katja is right - waiting for the next harvest seems sensible.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Can't see anything wrong with your edit at Commons; the only thing I can think of is adding the map category has put it in a queue to reappear in the map section of Diplobatis colombiensis (though it isn't there yet) rather than in the pics section.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks Katja. If it hasn't corrected next harvest I guess I might have a look to see if it is a fault in my code (sigh...)

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: hm, that is strange. It looks like it was unpublished as soon as it was harvested. This may be a fundamental problem in the way we handle images that have their taxon name changed at the source. I don't think it's universal though since I have seen this work fine for other resources. It may be a problem specific to the Wikimedia Commons resource. I would give it another harvest to see if it fixes itself.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    It was wrongly categorised as "D. sativus" at Commons, so appeared on that page here as well. I've recategorised it so it'll disappear from there at the next Commons harvest. Though the entire Commons "D. sativus" category needs reclassifying, as it's only a subspecies (if that - cultivar group is probably better) of D. fullonum.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Just looking at wrongly tagged maps, and wondered why this image is now "unpublished" http://eol.org/data_objects/27238509, since it is still up on Wikimedia Commons (albeit with a changed species ID)

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    Marked unreviewed as trusted ID of D. fullonum by Michael Frankis

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    This must be one species or the other, not both

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "Conservation Status":

    Not relevant here: Conservation Status is decided solely on the basis of natural populations; the presence – or removal – of non-native exotic populations doesn't affect the Conservation Status.

    about 1 year ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: ...What Michael said. :) (Thanks!)

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Benefits":

    None of the data conclusively justifies the conclusion of detrimental effects to "native" Texas wildlife.

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Conservation Status":

    Aoudad are currently threatened by eradications implemented and advocated by TPWD.

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Life Expectancy":

    Wild life expectancy in Texas has been observed to be nearly 20 years but it limited but trophy hunting. 10 year old rams are fairly common harvest in Texas.

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "General Ecology":

    This study does not represent the general ecology of aoudad. Palo Duro Canyon, where this study took place is extremely limited in suitable terrain. Palo Duro Canyon is in most places no wider than 1.5 miles. In the Trans-Pecos region of Texas aoudad are not as limited by preferable terrain and are highly nomadic traveling hundreds of miles annually.

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Distribution":

    The largest populations occur in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Range Description":

    Spelling correction: Aoudad

    about 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Biology":

    Groups in Texas often congregate into groups totaling well over 100 individuals. The incredible eyesight of aoudad serve as a very important defense as they can spot threats over a mile away. They identify visible threats by the pressure of the movement as well as the intensity of eye contact of the potential threat. Aoudad also tend to show preference to acoustically ideal positions.

    about 1 year ago