Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah, thanks. This is all rather tricky stuff to parse. Patrick hinted that if we move to DwC-A format, then we can markup the author names separately, which might help in the future. On the much brighter side, I think I have code that correctly sets the EoL scientific name for subspecies and varieties. Just testing it now, and dealing with notho-taxa, which I hadn't noticed as a problem before.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Cultivars are not varieties. They are governed by a different part of the botanical code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Code_of_Nomenclature_for_Cultivated_Plants The EOL names infrastructure currently does not handle cultivars particularly well. In most cases, names of cultivars get merged into genus pages, probably because the upper case cultivar name is interpreted as author information. e.g. see Begonia "Non Stop" or Begonia Cultivars Semperflorens-Cultorum-Grp. here: http://eol.org/pages/38025/names?all=1 On the bright side, it looks like quotes & multiples don't break anything.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I'm just looking into the variety thing. How would EoL like to cope with the scientific name for something like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Begonia_%27Sophie_Cécile%27 It seems to have a "variety name" but no specific epithet. Should there be a "var." in there somewhere too? Do we allow quotes & multiple, possibly accented names in the variety part? Or should we simply ignore things like this?

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Antkey" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Anolis Scratchpad" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Xyleborini Ambrosia Beetles" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: yes,katja i upload images with persmission.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @петя спасова: Note that you cannot simply take images from the web and upload them to EOL or Flickr. You can only upload your own images, images that are in the public domain, or images where the copyright owner has given permission for redistribution. You can add common names to a species in the Names tab. Is that what you mean?

    about 1 year ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    the eol flickr roup isgreat thanks for adding images from there to the site. i only add images if its possible only from the web,if i had time to upload.how can i add a name to a species.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: How are these distinguished in wikimedia Taxonavigation boxes? Do people put Subspecies | salzmannii, Variatas | mongolica, etc. or do they list the whole thing out, as
    Subspecies | Pinus nigra salzmannii
    Variatas | Pinus sylvestris mongolica
    I'm assuming that they don't physically insert the "subs." text themselves, but the template does it for them? Also, can you have both a subspecies and a variety? If so, in the Taxonav box do you put Subspecies | Pinus nigra salzmannii, Variatas | Pinus nigra salzmannii albus? And then how do we cope if we get something like this within a single Taxonav box?
    Subspecies | salzmannii
    Variatas | Pinus nigra albus
    I.e. do we have to insert the salzmannii between the nigra and the albus in this case?

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks! Unfortunately I don't understand all the computer coding (not my thing, I fear), but if it works, good. The difference between zoology and botany is that zoology only has one infraspecific rank (subspecies), so a subspecific name doesn't need any clarification other than having three names; thus e.g. Dendrocopos major pinetorum. Conversely, in botany, there are three infraspecific ranks, in order of decreasing distinction: subspecies (subsp.; for major differences in a species), varietas (var.; for medium differences), forma (f.; very small differences); of these the first two are widely used, forma rather less so. Because of the different ranks, it is essential to state which rank is being used, thus e.g. Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii; Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica; Abies veitchii f. chlorocarpa. For definitions of the ranks, see e.g. definitions in Table 12.1 in Stuessy (2009), Principles of Plant Taxonomy (p. 158, available on google books).

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I had a bit of time before bed last night, and think I've managed to sort out some code for subspecies (not done anything for varieties).

    Let me ask you if I've taken a sensible approach. I take the wiki groups and map them to EoL groups, down to genus level, trimming the word "fossil" from start of the name if necessary. For genus names, I trim the name to the first word (to catch e.g. "Genus = Rosa spp"). For higher levels, I ignore anything with spaces in the name (I can't think of any cases where names above the species level consist of multiple words, apart from class="xxx Proteobacteria", for which there's a specific exception coded. I might be missing some viral stuff by doing this, I guess).
    For species and (now) subspecies, I check if the name consists of multiple words the first of which starts with a capital letter. If so, I take the first word as a genus name, if no genus has already been set. Otherwise, if the name is a single word, I take this as an epithet, and prepend the genus name (for a species) or the species name (for a subspecies).
    Finally, the EoL "scientificName" is chosen as the lowest level for which we have a name (i.e. choose subsp if it exists, otherwise sp, otherwise genus, etc), with the authority (if it exists) appended at the end of the entire name.

    Will this procedure cope with formatting differences between botany and zoology? I'm unclear how to deal with varieties in this scheme: any ideas?

    about 1 year ago