Leo Shapiro

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

    Genus spelling wrong

    about 2 years ago

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

    Wrong spelling

    about 2 years 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?

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    @Katja Schulz: ooops...

    about 2 years 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!)!

    about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years ago

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

    text object has no content

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Discover Life: Point Map of Leucophaeus atricilla":

    Map should be merged with that for Larus atricilla (these are synonyms, as correctly reflected on EOL)

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous):

    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but this appears to me to be Urocyon cinereoargenteus

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous):

    Looks to me like Urocyon cinereoargenteus

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:LarkSparrow.jpg:

    No such taxon

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    @Chris Mungall: The linking of words that happen also to be genus names is an annoying side effect of EOL's automated hyperlinking of taxon names that show up in text. it would be good to figure out a way to fix this--perhaps simplest, since the problem is not super common, would be to make a tool for EOL curators that they could use to protect a word from linking. Thanks for bringing this up. I will ask our EOL developers about this.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of British Weevils - Hypera meles:

    Based on discussion by the photographer and others here http://www.flickr.com/photos/25258702@N04/5693907345/ it seems likely this is some Hypera species other than H. postica. Unless some curator is able to confidently ID the species (e.g., to confirm as H. meles), this image will be labeled simply as Hypera.

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Blue Grosbeak male RWD.jpg:

    Not a taxon name!

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Prunus:

    Most authoritative sources give the approximate number of species in the genus Prunus as something closer to 200 or 250 than to the 430 indicated (with no citation) in this version of the Prunus Wikipedia article.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Prunus":

    Most authoritative sources give the approximate number of species in the genus Prunus as around 200 to 250.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Rhacophorus dennysi Blanford, 1881":

    The IUCN account cited in the Wikipedia article notes that this frog has an exceptionally loud call. M.G. McCay investigated the aeodynamics of these gliding frogs (under the name Polypedates dennysi) in wind-tunnel experiments (2001, The Journal of Experimental Biology 204, 2817–2826).

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    @Christina Nicolson: A terrific suggestion. Perhaps you would care to add an article about this yourself, ideally with relevant links and references? see http://eol.org/info/curation#addtext

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    @Dalia A. Conde: At this point, there is not a simple way to simply add the references by themselves, although this would be desirable. However, if you add a new article (which could be as short as a sentence simply summarizing the findings of the references) and include the references, they will be automatically grabbed and added to the full list of references for the page. Here are simple instructions for adding an article:http://eol.org/info/curation#addtext

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Theobroma cacao L.":

    @smischke: Better yet, as an expert on cacao genetics (and presumably with knowledge of other aspects of cacao as well), might you be willing to write up a current Brief Summary yourself? It's fun ... http://eol.org/info/curation#addtext

    almost 3 years ago