Bob Corrigan

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Vernacular names data often comes to EOL dirty (or we mangle it, not sure which yet). Any curator can fix it by going to the common names tab such as http://eol.org/pages/328450/names/common_names (I fixed Mus musculus. Though I don't know the best French name I picked the one that had the most sources). If you regularly get scientific names as vernaculars, you might want to design your program to go back and get another vernacular. There are often other options in each language. Also, I invite you to join our API community. http://eol.org/communities/121/newsfeed

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Maps as images are a frustrating problem. I'm manually collecting examples in this collection: http://eol.org/collections/23389 . The problem is that often our providers can't tell us that they are maps. In other cases we just don't have the time to go back to providers and revise the exports. Someone could probably write code to automatically flag possible maps based on image or caption characteristics. Google Summer of Code project, anyone?

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    By the way, I'm no expert in French, but surely this can't be a correct "vernacular name" returned by the pages API: { "vernacularName": "Mus musculus", "language": "fr", "eol_preferred": true },

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I'm trying to automatically scrape images of organisms for http://www.onezoom.org/ . Some of the images associated with species are distribution maps (e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/14840166), and I'm getting some of these in my downloads. Is there a system for identifying and flagging these up as maps rather than organism images? Also, I have some automated scripts to get images & construct image attribution lines from a large file of species names, if anyone is interested.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: We're working on a better way to upload a batch of taxa into a collection. But there is a way you can do this right now -- use the spreadsheet upload method as if you are adding content to EOL. Then you can copy to a "fresh" collection so you can easily add and subtract new pages from there. Feel free to contact Jen Hammock who can help you.

    over 1 year ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Would it be possible to construct and submit a list of species you want to add to a collection via a spreadsheet? I am a member of group of naturalists that want to establish fauna lists for our working area. We want to publish this on our website. A link to an EOL collection would be perfect to update annotations instantly, without bothering our webmaster too much and have additional information about those species one click away for our visitors. Adding hundreds of species one by one to a collection and adding annotations and references via the EOL one by one is a bit too much.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Jeff Holmes added text to "Fact Card" on "Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    <Fact Car...

    over 1 year ago

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    trobertson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all, @Constantine Wing Heng Lau @Cyndy Parr I will contact Discover Life but please see the DL page for that record [1] which states "decimal latitude_longitude from gazetteer ••• 41.1_-85.1". DL are automatically (and too optimistically) using a reverse geocoding to provide coordinates based on textual information on the record. The record published through GBIF [2] does not contain coordinates and the GBIF network content does not appear at first glance to be particularly problematic for that species [3]. I hope this helps explain the content you are seeing. Best wishes, Tim - Systems architect, GBIF [1] http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20l?id=GBIF50315052&btxt=Encyclopedia+of+Life&burl=www.eol.org/pages/311781 [2] http://data.gbif.org/occurrences/50312715 [3] http://data.gbif.org/species/2435451/

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: Please click through to the map object page (http://eol.org/data_objects/21430628) and leave your comment so that the source and other visitors will know there is a problem. You can untrust and hide the map but again, give an explanation so that the source can fix the problem. This can also be a problem with our GBIF maps which currently are not curatable. We are aware and hope to improve this in the future.

    over 1 year ago

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    Claudia Sotgia commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: After a quick look, if I understand correctly, you're right. The maps should represent the natural range of a species; the presence in a zoo cannot be considered as a population. I am a new curator and I still haven't seen as make changes, but I suggest leavingg only the distribution map. I hope I have been helpful. Also I would like to tell you that I'd like to contact you because my working group is writing a manual of good practices on bees. I am writing on pollination service and on the problems of habitat loss, fragmentation etc. Can you give me some advice? Ciao, Claudia

    over 1 year ago

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    Constantine Wing Heng Lau commented on "EOL Curators":

    I just took a random look on the page for Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), and found an issue. As I understood this species should live on one or more islands next to Australia. However, the one of the 2 maps on its page showed that it appeared in the USA. Turns out, I checked the original source of the data point at USA, and found that it was a collection of the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana, US. (http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?act=make_map&kind=Sarcophilus+harrisii) In this case, the map seems misleading to the public because it was neither showing the natural occurance or all of the zoo records. Any suggestion?

    over 1 year ago

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    cuttersgoose commented on "Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851)":

    Beautiful!

    over 1 year ago

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    Dana Campbell added text to "Conservation Status" on "Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822".

    In 2012, Geronticus eremita was included among the world's 100 most...

    over 1 year ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "يسري الجوهري":

    @يسري الجوهري: شكرا

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli marked the classification from "NCBI Taxonomy" as preferred for "Fagus sylvatica L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    cuttersgoose commented on "Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837":

    Beautiful!

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Arthur Chapman: I'd disagree strongly on the Livistona nitida example; in English, hyphens are not followed by capital letters. So "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage Palm" or "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-palm", but not "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", which looks plain ghastly. This follows standard usage everywhere except among US ornithologists heavily influenced by the ideas of one or two ivory tower scientists who know much about birds, but nothing about English grammar. This idea has been rejected by ornithologists everywhere else; see e.g. the introduction in Vol. 1 of Handbook of the Birds of the World.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thanks!

    over 1 year ago