Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)":

    @Tom Snyder: I love the recording! Do you have others from the zoo?

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Suriname Toad:

    Wikipedia redirect page

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors:

    Much of this article is inadvertently italicized. I suspect the problem is coming from AmphibiaWeb, but if not please let EOL know so the problem can be addressed. Thanks!

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Threats:

    Note that according to a taxonomic note on the IUCN Redlist page for this species: "The animals in Panama belonging to the Lithobates pipiens complex have not yet been named as a separate species. They are therefore treated here under the name Lithobates pipiens, though they are clearly not conspecific with true L. pipiens from North America."

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Population:

    Note that according to a taxonomic note on the IUCN Redlist page for this species: "The animals in Panama belonging to the Lithobates pipiens complex have not yet been named as a separate species. They are therefore treated here under the name Lithobates pipiens, though they are clearly not conspecific with true L. pipiens from North America."

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Euglandina rosea:

    Euglandina rosea is native to the southeastern United States (Hubricht, L. 1985, "The Distributions of the Native Land Mollusks of the Eastern United States", Fieldiana New Series, No. 24 [http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/pdf2/002488400021394.pdf]; Auffenberg, K. and L.A. Stange. 2001/revised 2011, Snail-eating Snails of Florida, Gastropoda http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in523) and Hubricht 1985 says it is also common in the West Indies (but is it native there??).

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Population:

    Tragically--but not surprisingly--the population in Vietnam is apparently now extinct: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15430787

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Chinese mantis:

    This is just a placeholder Wikipedia article (for the common name) which for some reason was imported instead of the one for Tenodera sinensis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenodera_sinensis

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of National Distribution:

    I'm not absolutely certain, but I don't think O. mercator is native to U.S. or Canada (although now common)

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Coleoptera":

    @Tanya Dewey: Tanya, I opened a JIRA ticket today about duplicate EOL Coleoptera and Hymenoptera pages coming from ADW. This is probably a problem on the EOL end, but I thought I'd mention it to you in case it's somehow related to the issue you have identified.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Coleoptera":

    @Tanya Dewey: Wow, Tanya--this is how the system is supposed to work! Thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Coleoptera":

    Maybe a beetle somewhere in the image, but this is a spider photo!

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of IUCN Red List Assessment:

    I believe this IUCN status assessment is misleading--not because of any error on the part of IUCN, but because the status refers to Synsepalum glycydora, which is apparently now treated as a synonym of the far more widely distributed S. dulcificum. Because this IUCN entry now appears on the S. dulcificum EOL page, it gives a misleading impression of the status of S. dulcificum. There are likely many similar examples on EOL (where the article presents, e.g., conservation status of one taxon that does not apply to a broader taxon with which it is synonymized). A careful user can check the original article, but it would be good if there were a way for EOL to make this more transparent.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Garrulus glandarius (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    @roebek: Thanks for that spelling correction, roebek!

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    @Nathan Wilson: I don't recall details, but based on my comment from a couple of months ago it seems clear that some Comprehensive Description text has vanished.

    over 2 years ago

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

    Species ID confirmed by Robert Nordsieck, owner of this web site: http://www.molluscs.at/gastropoda

    over 2 years ago

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

    This comment was deleted.

    over 2 years ago • deleted: over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Hidden to allow more useful Brief Summary from Comprehesive Description to display on Overview page--I hope we'll soon be able to do this without any Hiding.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Physical Description":

    This article is blank.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Hidden to allow a marginally more valuable article display as Overview

    over 2 years ago