Tanya Dewey

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Cavia aperea":

    Thank you, Deniz, we will make the correction.

    over 1 year ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Geographic Range":

    Thanks Katja, I fixed the erroneous geographic range keyword.

    over 1 year ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Stagnicola corvus":

    This looks strange, the images are identified as Lymnaea palustris, but the taxon page is identified as Stagnicola corvus. There's no indication of synonymy. ?

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Tamias striatus":

    Captions must not be harvested by EOL, but that would be really useful.

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Tamias striatus":

    Yes, this is not a live animal image (see Phil's comment). The source database, the Animal Diversity Web, uses a tagging system for images so that this is easy to see what kind of image it is (scat, nest, eggs, etc.). EOL doesn't read the tags, so it just looks like it's supposed to be an image of a chipmunk.

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Coleoptera":

    Hm, we looked into this and it actually looks like a data issue on our end, there are probably similar errors elsewhere. But we'll get that fixed.

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Coleoptera":

    Thanks Leo! Definitely a spider :) Phil identified an image upload where some of the identifications got mixed up, this is probably one of those! We will fix it.

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Chrysopilus thoracicus":

    Thank you, we noted that it is a female on the source image, although that change won't be reflected right away on ADW or in the next ADW export to EOL.

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Chlosyne lacinia":

    The id won't change until we do a site "hatch" - which we normally do regularly but which is delayed now because we are implementing some design changes, you know how that goes :) . . .

    about 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Chlosyne lacinia":

    Thank you, Nathan, Phil thinks he made a mistake loading the image and agrees it is a California sister. We've fixed the identification in the ADW database also.

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Phoenicopterus ruber":

    Hi Michael, Are you sure about this? This was at the National Zoo and their signage indicated this was a juvenile, see the caption associated with the source image: "Immature greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), showing the lack of dietary pigment in the feathers of juveniles, captive individuals."

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Picoides villosus:

    Thank you, we've corrected the identification at the source.

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Picoides villosus:

    Thank you, we've corrected the identification at the source.

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Picoides villosus:

    Thank you, we've corrected the identification at the source.

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Saxicola torquatus:

    Hello Michael, Thanks very much for your help with image identification. We use the Howard and Moore, 2003 taxonomy, which doesn't recognize Saxicola maura. Can you provide a reference so that we can revise our taxonomy and make the appropriate note re: the scientific literature? Once we get that we can revise the image identification in the Animal Diversity Web.

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Xantusia":

    "Night Lzards"? misspelling

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758":

    It's also interesting and strange that the reference for a text object receives so much more space and attention than the attribution for the author. For example, see Physical Description section for Homo sapiens. The reference is, appropriately, readily viewable. But the attribution to the author of that particular text is hidden behind a link to the Animal Diversity Web and the Regents of the University of Michigan. No more small ADW logo?

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on "Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758":

    It's sort of strange that you can only comment on the overview page. This comment is re: maps for Homo sapiens. They are pretty hilarious. Although I recognize the disclaimer at the bottom of the gbif map (This map is based on occurrence records available through the GBIF network and may not represent the entire distribution. Access these data through the GBIF Portal.).

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Sergeant major (fish):

    Hi eol folks, I was just looking for some specific fish natural history information that fishbase has and was wondering about getting it via the EOL api. What I notice is that there is a ton of extra fish information that doesn't seem to be feeding to relevant EOL pages. It may be because the information is hidden behind additional links on a fishbase taxon page, but perhaps it is because it isn't being mapped to an eol chapter/subchapter? Here's an example: Abudefduf saxatilis, you can find information on egg development and other characteristics from links on the A. saxatilis fishbase page. The only information that seems to be getting to EOL pages is what is on the fishbase taxon page itself, not behind additional links. http://fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishEggDevList.php?ID=1119&GenusName=Abudefduf&SpeciesName=saxatilis&StockCode=1135 http://fishbase.org/PopDyn/LLRelationshipList.php?ID=1119&GenusName=Abudefduf&SpeciesName=saxatilis&fc=350 http://fishbase.org/TrophicEco/PredatorList.php?ID=1119&GenusName=Abudefduf&SpeciesName=saxatilis Thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Tanya Dewey commented on an older version of Comprehensive Description:

    Thank you for pointing this out. We have made the suggested changes in the ADW account!

    over 2 years ago