Jeff Holmes

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    Jeff Holmes commented on "Polygala polygama Walter":

    @Ken-ichi Ueda: That's interesting. I viewed the source and it shows it in inches. I think there is some translation weirdness happening in the data transfer. Will add a jira ticket about it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Insecta Diptera Heterocheilidae Chromadorea Spirurida Heterocheilidae family group names in Diptera and Nematoda

    over 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington joined the community "Homonym Hunters".

    over 1 year ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb. The highest published page ID (today) is http://eol.org/pages/36680799/overview . I'm curious though how you intend to use this. As Nathan point out IDs are not meant to be used directly, and there are a tremendous number of redirect pages (most of which are never actually published before they are turned into redirects). Nathan suggested an API to return random pages which seems like a reasonable API method. But I'm not sure how reasonable an API to return the highest ID would be since it seems completely arbitrary. Perhaps you have some end goal which might be better approached with a different set of API methods that aren't so dependent on arbitrary page IDs?

    over 1 year ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    To be clear, there are expected to be a lot of redirects and there are some missing pages (mostly in the lower numbers). Currently the highest number I could find is 36680949. This means that only 1 in 27 ID numbers are not redirects or missing pages. My understanding is that this is because the data harvesting process creates a page whenever it sees a name that is in anyway different from anything it has seen in the past. There is then a process that figures out whether new names are most likely the same as some existing page. If it is then, it is turned into a redirect. However, the original number is maintained since there may have been an error in that process. In general it is not a great idea to deal directly with the ID numbers. However, there are circumstances where you pretty much have to. It would be helpful to know why you need the largest page number. For example, I needed it at one point since I wanted to create a list of truly random pages so I could test somethings about EOL. It would have served my purpose better if there was an API call to ask for a random set of pages.

    over 1 year ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks Cyndi, I will add it to the API suggestion page. I could use the largest page that doesn't redirect, but I could also just use the largest EOL taxon ID (which might save me searching by being able to ignore the page numbers and all the redirections). Either way, I just want to make sure that I have full taxonomic coverage for all the EOL pages.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: I guess the question is what is the largest page number that doesn't redirect to a valid taxon concept page? Might be a good suggestion to add to the API Improvement thread here: http://eol.org/forums/2 .

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added an unknown item to the collection "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List".

    over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan marked the classification from "AntWeb" as preferred for "Lasius niger (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    over 1 year ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Is there any way to determine the largest eol ID number? For example, if I go to http://eol.org/pages/6000000/overview it takes me back to eol id 1086495. There seem to be a lot of duplicates and missing pages.

    over 1 year ago

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    Corvi Zeman commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Thank you, I will add шилийн савгадай to Dipus sagitta. There's no way to add "Dipus halli" or send people to Dipus sagitta if they search for Dipus halli, correct?

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Corvi Zeman: Thanks for adding all those Mongolian names. This is really valuable. Wilson & Reeder, the standard reference for mammals, have only one species, Dipus sagitta, for this genus. They list D. halli as a synonym.

    over 1 year ago

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    Alan Couch commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Yep -I'd do that.

    over 1 year ago

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    Corvi Zeman commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Please excuse me if this is the wrong place for this question. I have been adding Mongolian-language common names to EOL species. A Mongolian-language source gives the scientific name of шилийн савгадай ("rock-crest jerboa") as Dipus halli (source: Sowerby 1920). Dipus halli does not seem to be in EOL. I found a "Dipus sagitta halli" in some other online sources, but it is also not listed in EOL. Am I overlooking something?

    over 1 year ago

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

    @Cyndy Parr: I created the ticket: TAX-1704

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: The Wikimedia import sometimes fails in mysterious ways. It could be that {{PD-self}} is not on our license whitelist. I'll file a ticket to check for this.

    over 1 year ago

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

    @Katja Schulz: Fast work. Thanks Katja.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I can't quite see why this image: from the commons gallery http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trichechus_inunguis isn't being harvested (the other two pictures in the gallery have been). It seems to be tagged with {{PD-self}}, which should be enough, I would have thought

    over 1 year ago

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

    @Cyndy Parr: These are now sorted out.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    From Yan (http://eol.org/users/75428): I'm not qualified to judge if these really are duplicates, but maybe a mammal-focused curator could check, if you don't have the time. Oryzomys rhabdops (id: 1180019 or 28537658) Zygogeomys trichopus (id: 1019950 or 28537967) Epomophorus labiatus (id: 327340 or 34030124) Eumops hansae (id: 328827, 28539722) Crocidura batesi (id: 1178757, 12134502) Crocidura crossei (id: 1178768, 12134534) Crocidura tanakae (id: 323520, 21637961) Crocidura buettikoferi (id: 1178762, 12134504) And the following 2 may be duplicates, or may just be because there are further sub-classifications on one of the pages Hipposideros larvatus (id: 328251, 12135720) Pipistrellus javanicus (id: 327703, 12135360)

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago