Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    information is incorporated in another version that is not Hidden

    about 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    text incorporated into another article

    about 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    Spurious association (mis-spelled family name)

    about 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Requin Peau-Bleu (Prionodon glaucus, Rondelet). 1886. Sharks.":

    Valid name for this shark species is Prionace glauca. Prionodon is a valid mammal genus.

    about 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Is there any generalizable lesson here that would be worth putting in a Names Infrastructure Improvement JIRA ticket?

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    OK, I'll just look out for more problems. But it seems to me EOL may need to harvest classifications more frequently or otherwise be more agile about addressing problems. Or perhaps provisionally accepted names could somehow be treated differently? The current situation makes both EOL and COL look, I don't know, maybe a century out-of-date (I'd have to check the history...)

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Cyrtoxipha columbiana Caudell, 1907":

    This species is currently listed by ITIS in the genus Anaxipha, apparently based on old data from Orthoptera Species File, which was in turn likely copied from Chopard's 1968 catalogue, which was presumably just an error. Regardless, there is no controversy at all that this species belongs in the genus Cyrtoxipha, NOT Anaxipha, as can be seen on OSF. Hopefully this will be corrected soon in ITIS (and, if this is an indicator that ITIS is using an old version of OSF data, hopefully they will do a full update). http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1127087

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah, I see this now. And looking at the synonymy on OSF it looks to me like it was just a perpetuated error, probably never a considered taxonomic judgement. I'll go add a comment on the Columbian Trig page. Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Egretta thula":

    Genus spelling wrong

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    Genus spelling wrong

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Sturnella neglecta":

    Wrong spelling

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Migration:

    What "significant seasonal migrations" are made by this species??? Why is this not categorized as a non-migrant?

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    @Katja Schulz: ooops...

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks--typo corrected (and I think I avoided the new typo in your correction as well!)!

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Sang Spektakuler "Amphiprion clarkii"":

    When adding non-English content to EOL, the language (e.g., Indonesian) should be indicated or it will display to users who are unlikely to understand it! After the fact, the contributor can still go to edit this article and set the language using the language drop-down menu.

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Fredy M. Aritonang":

    When adding content to an EOL page, it's important to select the language (e.g., Indonesian) if it's not English or it will be displaying to users who will not understand it!

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Parasites of Humans":

    I agree. I think there are a lot of species that can be involved (and I would presume we mostly don't know which ones), but just tossing in the whole phylum (especially without explanation) is not the way to go. I've put it on my to-do list to kick out the phylum and pursue your suggestion instead.

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Parasites of Humans":

    @Katja Schulz: Well, the reason is that "Sea Bathers Itch" is caused by larval cnidarians http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabather%27s_eruption, which are admittedly NOT parasites, but the condition is often confused with "Swimmer's Itch" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimmer%27s_itch, which is caused by schistosomes that most definitely ARE parasites--although humans are not normal hosts and they cannot complete their life cycle in humans. There's a bit of gray zone re. what should be counted as a "parasite of humans". I think parasites that infect humans, even if the human is a dead-end host for them, should clearly be included. I'm not so sure about the cnidarians...

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Habitat and Ecology:

    text object has no content

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "arinta dwi hapsari":

    Hi, I just noticed your articles in Indonesian on this taxon page: http://eol.org/pages/620727/details EOL is always eager to have more non-English content, but when you create (or edit) your text object you need to set it to the appropriate language so that it will display to readers of that language--right now, your text objects are set to English. Thanks!

    over 1 year ago