Katja Schulz

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Seemannia sylvatica:

    @John Boggan:

    Gloxinia sylvatica is the name provided by the source collection, so that's what we show on the image page. However, EOL has Seemannia sylvatica as the preferred name for the species page. You can see this by following the Gloxinia sylvatica link. Seemannia sylvatica images are still shown in the Gloxinia image collection because several of our data providers still have this species in the genus Gloxinia. You can see the full list of classifications unified in this taxon concept in the Names tab.

    For now, the best approach is to leave a comment, like you have done, explaining the situation. You could also add an article about the nomenclatural history to the Seemannia sylvatica page. Finally, it would be great if you could select a true Gloxinia image as the exemplar for the Gloxinia page. To do this, go to the Gloxinia media collection, hover your cursor over the thumbnail of a true Gloxinia image, and select the Set as exemplar button. Let me know if you need help with anything.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    Any idea on what this could be?

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Brief Summary:

    @Beyond Borders: You can use Google Translate. It's not perfect, but you can get the gist of it.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Gobioides bronssonetti P11539 illustration":

    @Edward Murdy:

    I can only access a snippet view of the Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States... right now. It looks like Lacépède spelled it broussoNNetii in the original description and then Bean & Bean spelled it broussoNetii in their redescription. Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States... claims broussoNetii is the prevailing usage, but WoRMS, FishBase and ITIS use broussoNNetii. So how prevailing is broussoNetii really? There doesn't seem to be an ICZN decision relating to this name, and you yourself considered broussoNetii a misspelling a year ago.

    We should merge Gobioides broussoNNetii and Gobioides broussoNetii into a single taxon page and set one to be a synonym of the other. But it's still not clear to me which one should be shown as the accepted name.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Gobioides bronssonetti P11539 illustration":

    @Edward Murdy: Really? FishBase, WoRMS, and ITIS have it with two n's: broussonnetii Also, it looks like the NMNH Specimen Catalogue has the correct spelling. They just need to fix the image title.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "00145614.tif":

    @Katja Schulz: The National Museum of Natural History Catalogue has this specimen labeled correctly as Aster elmeri Piper. The problem identified here was introduced when Aster elmeri Piper got merged inappropriately into the Aster elmeri Greene taxon concept. We are working on a taxon concept management tool that will make it easier for us to fix these kinds of problems.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Type Information:

    Based on feedback from Dean Wm. Taylor the currently accepted name for this specimen is Symphotrichum subspicatum (Nees) G.L. Nesom.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of n206_w1150:

    outdated name

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of n208_w1150:

    outdated name

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Cranefly (diptera):

    Fly is correctly identified.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "00145614.tif":

    @Dean Wm. Taylor:

    Your comment was forwarded to the Smithsonian data managers, so they can check out this issue at the source. Since you are an EOL curator, you can fix the problem immediately on EOL. Simply set the status of the Aster elmeri Piper association to untrusted. This will remove the image from public view on the Aster elmeri Piper page. Then add a new association for Symphyotrichum subspicatum. The image will immediately appear on the Symphyotrichum subspicatum page. Also, you may want to also move this Type Information article which refers to the same specimen. Let me know if you have any questions.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Leptograpsus":

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    over 2 years ago • deleted: over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Leptograpsus":

    @Roderic Page: Agreed, we need to be more explicit about what exactly it is that is trusted. We are currently tossing around ideas about this. One suggestion would be to display the name for which a given data object is trusted in the media collection context. So instead of just saying TRUSTED next to the thumbnail in the media collection, it would say TRUSTED for Lethrinus variegatus. This would then make it more obvious that there is some kind of a conflict between the trusted data provided by the content partner and the placement of the media object on EOL. The user would still have to do some work to find out what that conflict is. But at least the focus of the TRUSTED label would be made explicit.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of n139_w1150:

    name is misspelled

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Leptograpsus":

    @Roderic Page:

    The fish images are TRUSTED because they come from "trusted sources," in this case Fishbase and the Smithsonian specimen catalogue. This trust status IS earned. It is based on these two projects being run by scientists and having a review process to assure a certain level of data quality. In fact, the TRUSTED label is fully appropriate in this case. There's nothing wrong with the data provided by the partners. If you go to the page for each image, you will see that they are associated with the correct taxon, the fish Lethrinus variegatus.

    The problem you report, fish images showing up in a crab image collection, is not due to the image data being untrustworthy; it is due to a problem in our names infrastructure. The way we currently aggregate content for higher taxa is inadequate. We don't properly sort out synonyms and homonyms and throw everything together, resulting in a less than optimal user experience. I agree that it is misleading to see TRUSTED images in the wrong image collection, but changing the trust level of the images is not a remedy for the underlying problem. What we need is a way to (1) use all available information to keep synonyms and homonyms from putting images into the wrong collections and (2) provide our curators with an efficient tool to fix those problems that cannot be addressed algorithmically. This is on our list of things to address urgently, but it's not a trivial task.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Calochortus coxii:

    Rights statement conflicts with creative commons license.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Calochortus coxii:

    Rights statement conflicts with creative commons license.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Dichrostachys cinerea(L.) W&A:

    Name is misspelled

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    "Anolis carolinensis and anolis sagrei" is not a taxon

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus):

    You can tell by the eyes. The males are holoptic, i.e., the eyes meet at the top of the head. The males have this in a lot of flies, presumably because vision is important in locating mates.

    over 2 years ago