Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Biology":

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

    about 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?

    about 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.

    about 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)

    about 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Tremoctopus violaceus Delle Chiaje, 1830":

    Are you unconvinced by the data cited in the Tremoctopus violaceus Behavior section http://eol.org/data_objects/11289142 from Jones (1963)? I wrote up this account, but as an expert on jellies you are certainly in a better position than most to assess its plausibility. If you are skeptical about the story (or is it just the interpretation of this particular image that you're wondering about?), I'd be grateful for a written expression of this skepticism that I could add as a pers. comm. from you...

    about 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Grindelia lanceolata (Asteraceae) - inflorescence - lateral view of flower":

    Image is displaying on Magicada page

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Grindelia lanceolata (Asteraceae) - inflorescence - whole - unspecified":

    Image is displaying on cicada page for some reason

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Alternative names":

    OK, maybe I was too quick to Untrust--I don't necessarily have any problem with the alternate name, but I thought this entry would be confusing to most users

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Alternative names":

    No obvious value to this article or relevance to Quercus alba

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Biology:

    Only indoors? Huh? What about all the ones that are outdoors?

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Characteristics":

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    over 3 years ago • deleted: almost 2 years ago

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

    Reasons to Untrust: Misidentified

    almost 4 years ago

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

    Tim Bowman has confirmed by email that the bird shown is Lagopus lagopus, but says the photo is not his.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Lagopus lagopus":

    On this page: http://www.biolib.cz/en/imagedeterminations/id21054/ the bird in the image is identified (correctly, I believe) as Lagopus lagopus and the image is credited to Tim Bowman. On this page:http://www.biolib.cz/en/imagedeterminations/id20809/ the very same bird in the very same image is identified as L. muta (incorrectly, I believe) and the image is credited to Karen Bollinger. Someone needs to clarify the identities of both the bird and the photographer!

    almost 4 years ago

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

    On this page: http://www.biolib.cz/en/imagedeterminations/id21054/ the bird in the image is identified (correctly, I believe) as Lagopus lagopus and the image is credited to Tim Bowman. On this page:http://www.biolib.cz/en/imagedeterminations/id20809/ the very same bird in the very same image is identified as L. muta (incorrectly, I believe) and the image is credited to Karen Bollinger. Someone needs to clarify the identities of both the bird and the photographer!

    almost 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Sphoeroides testudineus:

    I am pretty sure the species ID on this image is wrong, but my fish expertise is limited so I would like to have someone else more authoritatively ID this image.

    about 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Pygmy sperm whale size.svg:

    This is obviously not displaying properly--I don't know whether re-importing would help

    over 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Sphoeroides testudineus:

    I am pretty sure the species ID on this image is wrong, but my fish expertise is limited so I would like to have someone else more authoritatively ID this image. In the meantime, I'll try to find another image that looks like the right one.

    almost 5 years ago • edited: about 4 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Comments:

    See page for Opuntia corallicola for fuller treatment of this species, including a discussion of its confusing taxonomic history.

    almost 5 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Description":

    See page for Opuntia corallicola for fuller treatment of this species, including a discussion of its confusing taxonomic history.

    almost 5 years ago • edited: almost 5 years ago