Katja Schulz

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Image of Lithobates clamitans":

    Thanks Everett. The ID should automatically update with our next iNaturalist harvest, which should happen very soon. The iNaturalist data get reloaded on a weekly basis, and any corrections made in the image metadata will transfer to EOL within a week.

    8 days ago

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

    @Hans-Martin Braun:

    "Why not add author and date directly behind a species' name in the search mode. It would simplify the decision which entry one wants." -- Yes, that would probably be helpful. We should consider that when revising the search algorithm.

    "And if a Latin species name comes with different authors and/or dates, wha not find out if they are the same species and so reduce the number of FINDS." -- That's not a trivial task. In many cases, it takes a human mind to figure this out.

    10 days ago • edited: 10 days ago

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

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Weevils are a mess, and there's no chance we can sort them out definitively here. A lot of the duplicate names we have stem from WTaxa: World Electronic Catalogue of Curculionoidea, which we get through Catalogue of Life. Both the original data and their treatment on Catalogue of Life is problematic. A lot of the authority information is apparently mixed up, and there is no way we can trace the proper usage of each of the names. The best we can do for the time being is to merge some names together to reduce the number of duplicate pages on EOL.

    10 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Hans-Martin Braun":

    The alternative Tychius quinquepunctatus pages actually all had different authorities, so they may map to other species. However, I have merged them with Tychius quinquepunctatus L. now just to get rid of the mess. Searching the apparent source of these names (WTaxa) gets zip results for this species. Sigh!

    10 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Xysticus; Hymenoptera":

    I thought we had fixed this problem. It was due to an incorrect hierarchy from Wikipedia that put all Hymenoptera in Diplopoda. The hierarchies are now fixed, but it appears that the Diplopoda media collection has not been reindexed. I have requested this to be done manually.

    10 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Hans-Martin Braun":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Merged, thanks!

    13 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Hans-Martin Braun":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Turns out there are two Apion violaceum: Apion violaceum Kirby, which is a synonym of Perapion violaceum (Kirby) and Apion violaceum Gyllenhal, which is a synonym of Perapion marchicum (Herbst). Should all be sorted out now, thanks.

    13 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Nick Durmuller: You should see an "edit this link" button in the top right corner of the detail page for the link you have added. The easiest way to get to this page is probably from your article activity feed: http://eol.org/users/88977/activity?filter=added_data_objects

    13 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @петя спасова: What animal genus and bacteria genus are you talking about?

    14 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Pholiota lubrica (Pers.) Singer 1951":

    @Nick Durmuller:

    Hi Nick, yes, you need to be a curator to add common names. Instructions on how to register are at the bottom of this page: http://eol.org/curators Instruction for adding common names and other curator activities are here: http://eol.org/info/curation

    The best way to add a link to a page is through the "add a link" button in the Detail tab. The link will then show up in the Resources tab and in the Updates column on the Overview tab. Let me know if you encounter any problems.

    14 days ago • edited: 14 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Amblycerus":

    Amblycerus is a bruchid (now in Chrysomelidae), not an anthribid or curculionid.

    15 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It's also the German name for Amoeba, so it's definitely good to have in the search index. I just had never seen it as an English word.

    16 days ago

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

    @Yan Wong: Yes, it should now be taken care of, thanks!

    17 days ago

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

    @Yan Wong: Multiple taxonomy fail on that one. The sign in the picture claims that "bacteria" are causing amoebic meningitis.

    17 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Yan Wong":

    @Yan Wong: Put in another direct path for this keyword.

    18 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Btw., Wikipedia goes straight to the moth genus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoebe Isn't is usually "amoebA" in English, rather than "amoebE?"

    18 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hm, there goes the hypothesis that common names trump scientific names in the search algorithm. Looks like here it's the other way around. Obviously, it's not as simple as that. It also couldn't be page richness, because the moth genus has a much lower score than the protist group. I'll put in a direct path for this keyword for now.

    18 days ago

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

    @Dana Campbell: Don't know what you mean by cut & paste option. I have selected the iNaturalist classification as the preferred one for Pepsis thisbe, so the full hierarchy now shows in the classification browser.

    19 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Page Cleaning Crew":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks, it's fixed now.

    19 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Not entirely sure how it works, but it apparently looks at different parts of a name independently. We'll put all this on our list of things to consider when the search algorithm gets revised. I'm not sure when this will happen, though.

    20 days ago