Katja Schulz

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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.

    about 17 hours ago

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    Benjamin Davidson commented on Benjamin Davidson's newsfeed:

    @Katja Schulz: Hi! Thanks for the welcome. I have just signed up to iNaturalist and will hopefully begin to contribute soon. The pictures I have contributed have been through Flickr and my account is now linked to iNaturalist. Thanks again!

    about 17 hours ago • edited: about 17 hours 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.

    about 23 hours ago

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

    Not Centrosema virginianum

    1 day ago

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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.

    1 day 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 days ago • edited: 3 days 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 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Diet":

    sources?

    3 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Babuvirus":

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

    3 days ago

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

    sources?

    3 days 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 days 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 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Taxonomy":

    Change the subject of this article to "Taxonomy" because articles about the jaguar's taxonomy has no role in "Brief Summary"

    3 days ago

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    Nick Durmuller commented on Nick Durmuller's newsfeed:

    @EOL Why is it that mushroom synonyms have multiple EOL “page codes”. Very often, there is different information stored about the same mushroom species. That doesn’t make sense and it looks very amateur. E.g., I want to know something about Tricholoma ustaloides, found under http://eol.org/pages/1008934 Among other, I find the information that it is synonym to Tricholoma albobrunneum. Then I check the synonym Tricholoma albobrunneum http://eol.org/pages/188470 and find no hint about Tricholoma ustaloides. I would expect if I type one or the other in the search, I would fall on the same page with information of the two combined or something like a referral note such as one can observe in wikipedia.

    3 days ago

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    Riffin T Sajeev commented on "Mollusca":

    Presence of Miocene Oysters: Rise and Fall of a Paleo-Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Clou d Publications International Journal of Advanced Earth Science and Engineering 2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 129 - 142 , Article ID Sci - 198 ISSN: 2320 – 3609 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Presenc e of Miocene Oysters: Rise and F all of a Paleo - Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Department of Geology, AWH Special College, Calicut, Kerala, India Correspondence should be addressed to Riffin T. Sajeev, riffin@rediffmail.c om Publication Date: 24 July 2014 Article Link: http://scientific.cloud-journals.com/index.php/IJAESE/article/view/Sci-198 Abstract: Living oysters of Crassostrea Sp. are abundantly found on the east coast of peninsular India. Most of the living Crassostrea sp. is reported from Athankarai estuary near mandapam. The primary object of this study is to report the occurrence of fossils of Crassostrea sp. belonging to mio-pliocene outcrops from an ephemeral stream channel of Nambiyar/Thoppuvila River up to Attankarai Pallivasal, Tirunelveli dist, Tamil Nadu, India. The present study focuses on revealing the nature of a vast paleo-estuary that had existed on the foothills of the southern end of the Western Ghats during the Mio-Pliocene age. The authors had studied the taphonomical features of Crassostrea Gigantissima Sp. and analyzed the adaptation features like heaviness and foliated nature of the shell and orientation of oyster colonies for survival. The predatory signatures on the fossil specimens indicate traces of a well flourished saline tolerable environment that resembled an ideal estuary subjected to high energy disturbances. The chalky calcareous deposits found throughout the study area could have acted as an accelerating agent for the thick, foliate and heavy calcite shells of C. Gigantissima Sp. The author proposes a vast paleo-estuary with an area of around 460 km2 during the mio-pliocene age and the remnants present today is the result of an abrupt regression due to uplift which could have taken place in this area. Keywords: Mahendragiri Hills, Paleo-Estuary, Mio-Pliocene, Crassostrea Sp., Ichnotaxa, Taphonomy, Adaptation.

    5 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on an older version of Horntail:

    This article is long, yet just superfluous. Wikipedia should take out the quotes and there should also be more references.

    6 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "horntail egg laying":

    Nice video. It shows how these creatures lay their eggs in the wild. Very good filming!

    7 days 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.

    7 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Abas R. Ross et P. A. Sims, 1980":

    For some reason, the page will not allow me to write an article.

    7 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Brief Summary":

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

    8 days ago