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    Anne Thessen commented on "Taxon Page Cleaning Crew":

    I think I see an incorrect data point in TraitBank. http://eol.org/pages/994802/data#data_point_26544190 Looks like it should be 5-6 cm, not 56 cm.

    2 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    @F. Peregrinus: These are Barcode of Life BIN clusters. Not sure why NCBI has more than one taxon per BIN. Looks like a mapping problem that has been solved at the source. It should get fixed once we update NCBI.

    4 days ago

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    F. Peregrinus commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Octopoda sp. BOLD:AAA1668 Octopoda;octopuses Are these homonyms, I hope so! I couldn't tell because "Octopoda sp. BOLD:AAA1668"didn't have an article!

    5 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kento Furui: We are currently dealing with the aftermath of migrating EOL data and software to new servers. This issue may be related to the migration. It will take us a couple of weeks to get things back to normal. Please check back in a little while and let us know if the problem persists.

    14 days ago

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    Kento Furui commented on "EOL Curators":

    API hierarchy_entry returns error when the result json is too big. hierarchy_entry gives the entire list of descendants of a taxon. When this list of descendants is too large, it becomes error. Is there a way around?

    15 days ago

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    Kento Furui commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thank you! I'll try that API instead. Is pages API getting fixed any time soon?

    21 days ago

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    Kento Furui commented on "EOL Curators":

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    21 days ago • deleted: 21 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kento Furui: Sorry about that. Not sure why the IUCN status is missing from the pages API. It's still in the TraitBank API, which you can call using page ids, e.g.: http://eol.org/api/traits/324407 gives you the data for the Aye-aye. Look for "dwc:measurementType":{"rdfs:label":{"en":"conservation status"},"@id":"http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#ConservationStatus"}

    21 days ago

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    Kento Furui commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi. Please forgive me if this is wrong place to ask. EOL pages API is not returning iucn status. It gives me no data objects for iucn. I have tried it with different taxonIDs. None of them worked. Please help me. Thanks.

    22 days ago

  • Profile picture of Hamid Nourashraf who took this action.

    Hamid Nourashraf commented on "Animalia":

    Hi. Is there any way to extract a list of taxa indexed in EOL?

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Hmm, I wouldn't want to do this per-image, as there may be many more like this. I guess one possibility is to change the identifier that EoL uses, e.g. by appending the upload date of the file. But that would mean changing all the wikimedia identifiers, hence redownloading all the wikimedia images (gulp).

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: The problem here may be that the identifier and the image URL have not changed. When an image has the exact same identifier and exact same URL, our harvester assumes that we already have that image. It then just looks at the metadata to see what has changed. Is there anything we could do to change the identifier or url for this image on Wikimedia Commons to force an update?

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Any idea why http://eol.org/data_objects/32443423 hasn't been reharvested with the corrected map? I see the harvest ran yesterday, so I would have thought it should have gone through.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hm, appears to be a problem with the Catalogue of Life China hierarchy. We'll look into it.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

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    about 1 month ago • deleted: about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Not sure the best collection to flag this up, but there's something odd going on with virus names, e.g. HIV-1 is listed as "nodificiency virus 1", and lots of others are missing the first few letters of the name (e.g. "Ectious anemia virus"). See http://eol.org/pages/33005380/overview

    about 1 month ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Steve Haddock: sure, hang on and I'll open a thread. Thanks!

    about 1 month ago

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    Steve Haddock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hi Jennifer. What is the best wait to get the info to you? E-mail?

    about 1 month ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks, Steve! I have access to that dataset and can remove the doubtful flagged names if that is your recommendation. And if you have new data sources to suggest, we can also add those.

    **That goes for all of you*** Do you know of a great data source we should be using in TraitBank? Note that we can only host data if permissible according to the terms of use. If you're not sure, point us to it and we can check it out. Also, digital is better than paper and structured databases or tables are better still!

    about 1 month ago

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    Steve Haddock commented on "EOL Curators":

    I just got the newsletter about TraitBank, which is nice, but there are some inaccuracies. How are traits edited? For "bioluminescence", all of the taxa listed by Herring 1987 are included in TraitBank, but in that paper, the names not in italics are from doubtful reports. A subtle but important point, and those taxa should *not* be listed as bioluminescent. There are also more recent references that include additions to the list of bioluminescent species. Finally it might be good to capture as an attribute which species are bioluminescent due to bacterial symbionts, which is also listed in Herring 1987.

    about 1 month ago