Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Refers to a specific population of this species

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Image of Nymphon sp.:

    Pycnogonid is barely visible in this image

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Enteroctopus dofleini":

    Close-up of Enteroctopus dofleini drillhole in crab carapace (click through to image source for more info)

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Enteroctopus dofleini":

    "This crab carapace shows a typical drillhole from Enteroctopus dofleini. " Click through to source for more info...

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Smily Salamander:

    I like the amusing typo in the file name: should be "Slimy", not "Smily", Salamander!

    almost 3 years ago

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

    This is Nasua narica (Nasua nasua has a different facial pattern and occurs only in South America)

    almost 3 years ago

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

    Nasua nasua has a different facial pattern and is found only in South America"

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Distribution in North America:

    This article contains no text!

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Hydra":

    It appears that the first word of this article should be "Hydra", not "Cnidaria".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766)":

    See comments on bottom of ITIS page for this species: " The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1998, Opinion 1894) ruled that Hydrochoerus is first available from Brisson, 1762, so it takes priority over Hydrochaeris Brünnich, 1772

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Brief Summary:

    White-tailed Deer is not "a large raptor"!

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Balsamocarpon brevifolium-PhotoJimenez.JPG:

    ncluded on Wikimedia as a "favorite food of" Chinchilla lanigera. Despite the old adage that "you are what you eat", this plant is not, in fact, a Chinchilla.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Southern right whale.jpg:

    I'm far from a whale expert, but the appearance and geographic location of this whale don't match Gray Whale, although they do match Southern Right Whale, which is how the image was originally tagged on Wikimedia Commons. I'm not clear how the image ended up tagged and Trusted on EOL as 2 quite distinct whale species.

    almost 3 years ago

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

    Wrong kingdom... Actually a Boletus fungus?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Anolis carolinensis":

    Clearly not an Alligator! I think this is Anolis carolinensis, but I'll wait for someone more certain to move it.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Phoronis muelleri Selys-Longchamps, 1903:

    Some molecular phylogenetic studies have indicated that phoronids are a subgroup of brachiopods--I assume this is why phoronid images are showing up on the brachiopod page

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Biology":

    What is "like most of their species" supposed to mean?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Allium ursinum L.":

    The Discover Life map is obviously very incomplete--it can only be as complete as its data sources. DL welcomes high quality point data to include in its maps. My German is extremely limited so it's hard for me to study the site hosting the map you linked to--does it seem like a source that might have point data they would be willing to share with DL for mapping?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Cycliophora":

    Actually, there are several known species and apparently some cryptic species as well, but as far as I know no one is talking about more than a handful.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Dendrobates tinctorius (Cuvier, 1797)":

    Actually, D. azureus is now being treated as a color form of D. tinctorius (see AmphibiaWeb entry under Details tab)

    almost 3 years ago