Cyndy Parr

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    Andrew Brower commented on "Memphis - Monarch Butterfly":

    The mass-migratory phenomenon of the North American monarch is threatened, but the species itself is widespread and unlikely to be lost any time soon.

    about 19 hours ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Nick Durmuller:

    It's not that simple. This particular case is actually quite complicated. Tricholoma albobrunneum is an accepted species name based on several different sources: http://eol.org/pages/1008934/names?all=1 So we definitely need to have a taxon page for it. BUT in the literature the name has apparently also been applied to specimens representing other species, not just Tricholoma ustaloides but also Tricholoma ustale and Tricholoma batschii. So that's why it's listed as a synonym on each of those pages. We would not want to have all these pages merged together because they do represent different species. It's just that there has been some confusion in the application of names in the past. Also, we would not want to have T. ustaloides, ustale, and batschii listed as synonyms on the Tricholoma albobrunneum page, because there's no record of these names having been mis-applied to Tricholoma albobrunneum specimens. The synonym relationship is not reciprocal here. If what you want is a list of pages on which the name Tricholoma albobrunneum is listed either as a preferred name or as a synonyms, you can do a search and click through to see all results: http://eol.org/search?q=Tricholoma+albobrunneum&show_all=true

    It's important to note that the EOL names infrastructure is much more complicated than that of Wikipedia or other sites that build a single consensus classification. Each EOL taxon page matches names from a series of different sources algorithmically. With that many voices weighing in, you'll never get a fully integrated, consistent taxonomy. The best we can do is to provide a semi-consistent approximation that represents dissenting opinions as faithfully as possible.

    2 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Brief Summary":

    Good job! This article is superinformative! Thus, I give it 5 stars!

    7 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Size in North America":

    I agree.

    7 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Theodore Ganea: Unfortunately, we cannot change the subject of an article. Only the provider can do this. Also, the sequence of articles changes based on user ratings, so I don't know which article was first when you looked at the page. But neither of the two Brief Summary articles on that pages is terribly long.

    9 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Brief Summary":

    Thanks Theodore!

    9 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "The Fascinating Fox":

    Could you fix the spelling of the word "opertunistic" to "opportunistic"? Thanks.

    10 days ago • edited: 9 days ago

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

    @Eduard Solà: "There are many Acoela species images (e.g. the whole pp. 83 and 84) shown in the Platyhelminthes media gallery (actually they belong to a different phylum: Acoelomorpha)." The problem here is that BOLD puts Acoela in Platyhelminthes. As long as they give us this classification, our Platyhelminthes classification will be polluted with Acoela. The most effective way of dealing with this would probably be for you to contact them directly. There's an orange Feedback button on the right margin of this page where you could report the problem: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=Notocelis+gullmarensis

    10 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Katja Schulz, On the page "Equus Zebra", the first article in "Brief Summary" is misplaced. In my opinion, it should be under "Comprehensive Description". I am only an assistant curator, so I don't have the rank to edit articles. Please check out the article. If you think the article should be in "Comprehensive Description" please move the article to "Comprehensive Description".

    10 days ago

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    yangaone Silo commented on "Architeuthis":

    That thing is big

    12 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Economic Importance for Humans: Negative":

    I know. Also, this article is a little one-sided. The urban ecosystem has benefited an amount of species, even though it is driving species into extinction.

    12 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Description of Homo sapiens":

    Although this article is long and informative, there are a few faults. 1. Scientific names are not italicized. 2. Article released by wrong license. 3. It has long been proven that "Homo sapiens sapiens" is a false taxonomic classification. "Homo sapiens sapiens" is no longer considered a subspecies. However, we do have to admit that this article is OK. Thus, I have given the article 3 stars. If the writers had not made those three mistakes, I would have given it 5 stars.

    13 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Associations":

    Very informative and very good spacing! I give this 5 stars!

    13 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Distribution ecology":

    This is just the average well written short article.

    13 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Brief Summary":

    This article is short but informative: the perfect article for Overview.

    13 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: katja what is junior homonym...

    14 days ago

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

    @Dana Campbell: Actually, Polymastia pacifica Lambe, 1893 and Polymastia pacifica Koltun, 1966 are two different species. The latter is a junior homonym of the former, but it looks like no replacement name has been determined: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=246100 So we'll have keep both pages. For the time being, I have separated the HEs according to authorship.

    14 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Lucilia sericata (Meigen 1826)":

    @cuttersgoose: Hope you are doing well, we haven't seen you on EOL in many months.

    16 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "RICHARD E. DECKER":

    @RICHARD E. DECKER: Glad to hear it! Thanks for joining us at EOL. Feel free to start making your own collections that reflect your special interests: http://eol.org/info/252

    16 days ago