Katja Schulz

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Smilodon":

    Agree with Dana. The term "successful" is not appropriate here without context.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Smilodon's range:

    Inappropriate content for Felidae page.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Parrotbill":

    Moved to Paradoxornithidae page.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Symphytum orientale":

    Please fix typo: It should be Symphytum officinale, with an e at the end, not Symphytum officinal.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Mating":

    Many different mating systems are represented in Hemiptera. Flashing of legs, wings or antennae is not a typical behavior for this group.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "File:Ganoderma.chalceum.dollinger.jpg":

    Image creator is not confident in identification, want to have the image removed from EOL.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Benjamin Davidson":

    Hi Benjamin, welcome to EOL. Have you discovered iNaturalist yet? It's a site where you can document your nature observations. You can get help with identifications from other naturalists through their ID Please project, and you can make the images you upload available to EOL by releasing them under a creative commons license.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "CentrosemaVirginianum-3.jpg":

    Not Centrosema virginianum

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "The Big Genus":

    Musings about species/genus ratios lack a solid foundation. Please don't just make stuff up. Do proper research and cite your sources. There are quite a few mammalian genera that have more than 40 species. In rodents alone there are more than five, e.g., Rattus, Microtus, Ctenomys, Peromyscus, Oryzomys, Spermophilus, Akodon. There are also much larger genera in bats (Myotis, Hipposideros, Pteropus) and shrews (Crocidura, Sorex). In insects and other invertebrates, genera of hundreds or even thousand species are common. It's best not to editorialize if you don't have the knowledge to back up your statements. Just stick to the facts you learn from the literature.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxonomical classification":

    This information is already provided in the classification browser. Why do feel the need to repeat it?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Diet":

    sources?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Babuvirus:

    Babuvirus is a "genus" not genera. Genera is plural. The "genus" contains two species.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Canine distemper virus effects on wildlife":

    sources?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Brief Summary":

    HIV is a Retrovirus. Please consult the literature before writing articles and cite your sources.

    3 months 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.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Placopus Schulze 1875 (Vampyrellidae): Systematics:

    This text should be on the Placopus page. Unfortunately we don't have a page for this genus yet. However, we can create one by adding the genus tag to your Placopus pedatus Flickr image. I'll do that and once the new taxon has come in, we can move this article. Also, I am going to merge Placopus pedatus and Vampyrella pedata, so they will both be on the same page. We can select the Flickr hierarchy as the preferred classification, so Placopus pedatus will be displayed as the page name.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Hirudo verbana and Hirudo verbana:

    Identified as Hirudo verbana by Andreas Weck-Heimann

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Hirudo verbana and Hirudo verbana:

    Identified as Hirudo verbana by Andreas Weck-Heimann

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Hirudo verbana and Hirudo verbana:

    Identified as Hirudo verbana by Andreas Weck-Heimann

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Hirudo verbana and Hirudo verbana:

    Identified as Hirudo verbana by Andreas Weck-Heimann

    3 months ago