Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Cyanocitta-cristata-004.jpg:

    "Linnaeus, 1758" is not a taxon name!

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Mithraculus sculptus (Lamarck, 1818)":

    Right now, the simplest way for you to do this is via the EOL Group on Flickr. Properly tagged images here will be automatically harvested to EOL: http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Just to clarify: this is not misleading because of anything on NatureServe's end, but because EOL is not mapping different populations to their own pages, which seems like a reasonable policy in general.

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Distribution:

    Note that this refers to a particular population of this species

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Refers to a specific population of this species

    over 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

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Image of Enteroctopus dofleini:

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

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Image of Enteroctopus dofleini:

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

    over 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!

    over 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)

    over 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"

    over 3 years ago

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

    This article contains no text!

    over 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".

    over 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

    over 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"!

    over 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.

    over 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.

    over 3 years ago

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

    Wrong kingdom... Actually a Boletus fungus?

    over 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.

    over 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

    over 3 years ago