Leo Shapiro

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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!)!

    10 months 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.

    12 months ago

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

    text object has no content

    about 1 year 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)

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year ago

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

    Looks to me like Urocyon cinereoargenteus

    about 1 year ago

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

    No such taxon

    about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year 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 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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

    Not a taxon name!

    over 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Phalaropus tricolor:

    @Reid Rumelt: Wow, that's a quick response! It might also be worth including a sentence or two noting the "atypical" behavioral sex roles associated with the atypical sexual dimorphism.

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Phalaropus tricolor:

    Actually, in contrast to the assertion in this Brief Summary, phalaropes are among that small fraction of birds in which the FEMALE is larger and more brightly colored.

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Oophaga granulifera":

    Roberto Ibanez, an expert on Panamanian herps, confirms that this is Dendrobates auratus, NOT Oophaga granulifera

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Capra hircus":

    I am not myself an expert on bovid taxonomy, which is often especially slippery when domestication is involved, but the recent treatment of Capra in Handbook of Mammals of the World treats domestic (and feral) goats as a distinct species, C. hircus, rather than a subspecies of C. aegagrus. Accepting this means would mean this image should be associated with C. hircus and not C. aegagrus.

    over 1 year ago