David Remsen

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Marine Biological Laboratory List":

    Nice collection! Are these a list of creatures to be found near MBL or that are actually used in research or education by the lab?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    @F. Peregrinus: These are Barcode of Life BIN clusters. Not sure why NCBI has more than one taxon per BIN. Looks like a mapping problem that has been solved at the source. It should get fixed once we update NCBI.

    4 months ago

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    F. Peregrinus commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Octopoda sp. BOLD:AAA1668 Octopoda;octopuses Are these homonyms, I hope so! I couldn't tell because "Octopoda sp. BOLD:AAA1668"didn't have an article!

    4 months ago

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    cuttersgoose commented on "Torpedo nobiliana Bonaparte, 1835":

    Beautiful!

    almost 2 years ago

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    David Remsen commented on "Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    Physalia reproduce both sexually and asexually. They start as separate egg and sperm forming a zygote. The zygote develops and then asexually produces the different component polyps. In older Cnidarian literature these polyps were called "persons." I don't know if the term is still in use. These persons may be modified polyps or medusa. Their evolutionary history would suggest they are a colony, composed of discreet individuals but they are so well-integrated that they appear more as a single organism. Another case or trying to put neat edges on an edge-less continuum.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jonathan Coddington commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Insecta Diptera Heterocheilidae Chromadorea Spirurida Heterocheilidae family group names in Diptera and Nematoda

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    @Deniz Martinez: Thanks, they're already in there. You should now be able to add taxa yourself.

    over 2 years ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    http://eol.org/pages/44921/overview and http://eol.org/pages/111068/overview "Echinops"--one is a thistle, one is a tenrec!

    over 2 years ago

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    cuttersgoose commented on "Fundulus majalis (Walbaum, 1792)":

    Beautiful!

    over 2 years ago

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    David Remsen commented on an older version of Habitat:

    Pretty lean data object

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "100 Most Threatened Species":

    Here's Antisolabis seychellensis: http://eol.org/pages/24989738/overview Looks like only NHM has an image online so we'd have to get permission to use it.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "100 Most Threatened Species":

    Here's Lathyrus belinensis http://eol.org/pages/27713336/

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "100 Most Threatened Species":

    I found Aphanius transgrediens http://eol.org/pages/206118/overview

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "100 Most Threatened Species":

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    almost 3 years ago • deleted: almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "100 Most Threatened Species":

    Hey! Glad that you took Rod up on the challenge. FYI there is a backdoor way to creating a collection from a list, involving submitting a spreadsheet as a content partner, copying the resulting collection items to a new list so you can maintain manually. That would be the way to get those other species in (are they new things or things we don't have the newest names for?)

    almost 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Thanks, Christy. This collection is really focused on scientific names, because this is where homonyms can cause real trouble with the names infrastructure, resulting in all sorts of unfortunate mix-ups. That said, we obviously want common name searches to pick up the generally intended page. Most of the time, this works pretty well. However, in particular cases where a search for a common (or scientific) name takes a user to a page that is clearly not what most users are looking for (as in the case of Black Widow, which probably brought up the fish because it was an exact match whereas the spider page is displaying the name "Black Widow spider"), we can tweak those individually. The Black widow search should now bring you to the spider page.

    about 3 years ago

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    Christy King commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    I searched for "Black Widow" as in spider, and came up with Stygnobrotula latebricola — Black Widow, which appears to be a fish.

    about 3 years ago

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    Kathryn Hall commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Thanks Cyndy. Works great now! Thanks again!

    about 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    @Kathryn Hall: You should be able to see the collection in your list now; I made you a manager. We've been working hard on a fix for these issues, hope to be able to fix soon.

    about 3 years ago

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    Kathryn Hall commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Hi Katja, I just joined this community on Jen Hammock's advice. I have found a few homonyms I would like to add to the collection, but I can't make the collection show in my collections list. Can you please advise me how to proceed? Is it best for now just to post the taxon names here? So far I have found Neosiphonia, Desmanthus and Pleroma. All are sponges and plants. Cheers, Kathryn

    about 3 years ago