Valter Jacinto

Nature Photographer

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Odd, as the taxonavigation is correctly formatted in both the category and gallery. Perhaps something else on the pages is blocking the harvest? Maybe Yan can sort it?

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: Yeah, Patrick definitely doesn't have time for this right now. It would be great to get this fixed eventually. For the time being, we can fix things manually for high profile taxa where we have the hierarchy entry for the subspecies. #WorkaroundsRUs

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah - I saw the cat discussion, but didn't make the connection. I guess it might be good to code up subspecies into the wikimedia harvester then. I don't really have time at the moment, and I guess Patrick is up to his eyeballs, so it might just have to wait.

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong:

    Of course, graueri would have caused the same problem. I should have checked for that. It's now fixed. All media in the Gorilla gorilla collection should now be Western Gorilla.

    Since we have a Gorilla gorilla diehli page, I have associated that image manually: http://eol.org/pages/10372989

    Ah, your last point explains why we're not getting Felis silvestris catus from Wikimedia Commons. We just discussed this in the Curator Community

    6 months ago

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    Alan Cassidy commented on "EOL Curators":

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks. That sounds like a reasonable compromise. I suspect there's a bit more to do too, because EoL currently has Gorilla gorilla graueri rather than the (now accepted) Gorilla beringei graueri, so pictures like http://eol.org/data_objects/24883522/ are still popping up on the Gorilla gorilla page.

    I also see that one of the nicest images on the Gorilla gorilla page is of the 4th subspecies, Gorilla gorilla diehli (http://eol.org/data_objects/27291925), but the subspecies designation hasn't been picked up by the wikimedia harvester. That's probably my fault for not coding up subspecies detection into that bit of code, but I don't have time to fix it now.

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Hm, for some odd reason, we are not getting a Wikimedia Commons hierarchy for the subspecies. The content of the WC Felis silvestris catus gallery gets imported to the EOL Felis silvestris media collection. That's why you see the domestic cat images there, but there is no hierarchy entry representing Felis silvestris catus: http://eol.org/pages/1037781/names?all Yan Wong was involved in developing our new Wikimedia Commons connector. I wonder if he understands what's going on here?

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: This one is hairy. The problem is due to the Paleobiology Database recognizing Gorilla beringei as a subspecies of Gorilla gorilla. I tried splitting the Gorilla gorilla beringei hierarchy entry from the Gorilla beringei. Hopefully, this will clean up the Gorilla gorilla media collection. Although it will leave us with a page for a taxon that should actually be synonymized with Gorilla beringei, but that's probably the lesser evil at the moment.

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks, it's great to get these problems squashed.

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: Myotis lucifugus and Myotis occultus are now separated. We should keep an eye on these pages though since taxa like this sometimes have a way to sneak back into one another's pages.

    6 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Just checked up, Wiki Commons does, treating it as Felis silvestris catus. I'm not sure that's taxonomically valid (as domesticated cats aren't a seperate genetic group from other Felis silvestris subspp), but it is nomenclaturally valid.

    6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Great, thanks for your hard work

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: This was because the genus Neoromicia was somehow mixed in with the Neoromicia guineensis page, so this page had media for all Neoromicia species. Should be fixed now.

    6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    Potentially serious because it's such a popular group: pictures for Gorilla berengi (such as http://eol.org/data_objects/26777758 ) are popping up on the media tab for Gorilla gorilla (hence Gorilla gorilla has 423 media items, many of which are wrong). This is presumably a result of an outdated taxonomy with berengi as a subsp being referenced by EoL somewhere.

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks for spotting this. There are actually 3 species folded into the Otomys genus page: Otomys uzungwensis, Otomys typus, and Otomys dartmouthi. I'm going to separate them now.

    6 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I see your point Michael, but I hesitate to pile all the domestic cat content onto the Felis silvestris page. The focus of the page should be on the wildcats as a whole. Some consideration should certainly be given to the different lineages, but detailed information on individual subspecies should be on separate pages. I'm surprised that not a single one of our classification providers treats the domestic cat as a child taxon of Felis silvestris. It seems that would be the best representation, but we cannot select it, because we don't have it. It's interesting to see that Wikipedia has Felis silvestris catus as a synonym of Felis catus. I wish somebody would change that. Hint, hint.

    6 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Why are there two separate pages for Felis silvestris and Felis catus? The two names refer to the same species; if I recall the ICZN correctly, names based on domesticated type specimens, even if older, are treated as synonyms of names based on type specimens of the same taxon of natural wild origin. On this basis, Felis catus should be merged into Felis silvestris. I see the Felis silvestris page already has a few domesticated cats in its images section.

    6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    This image http://eol.org/data_objects/23049945 of Pipistrellus/Eptesicus/Neoromicia capensis seems to also appear erroneously on the media page for Neoromicia guineensis (http://eol.org/pages/327647/media). I'm not sure why - can someone investigate?

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    Myotis occultus is currently synonymised on EoL with Myotis lucifugus (http://eol.org/pages/327247), but http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/136650/0 claims it is now recognised as a separate species. Can we remove the synonymy?

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    How come references to Otomys uzungwensis Lawrence & Loveridge, 1953 (e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/28558369) are sent to the genus page for Otomys (http://eol.org/pages/111241/overview), which then causes the genus to wrongly given the common name "Uzungwe Vlei Rat". Looks like we're missing a page specifically for Otomys uzungwensis.

    6 months ago • edited: 6 months ago