Maria Garagouni

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    Jennifer Hammock added "File:MNP Python at Moyer.jpg" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan marked the classification from "NCBI Taxonomy" as preferred for "Papaver".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the English common name "helmet flower" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the English common name "smell fox" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the English common name "Thimbleweed" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the English common name "Windflower" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the German common name "Geissenblümli" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the German common name "Geissenblümchen" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the German common name "Buschwindröschen" to "Anemone nemorosa L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Cicada Killer" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Arthur Chapman: I'd disagree strongly on the Livistona nitida example; in English, hyphens are not followed by capital letters. So "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage Palm" or "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-palm", but not "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", which looks plain ghastly. This follows standard usage everywhere except among US ornithologists heavily influenced by the ideas of one or two ivory tower scientists who know much about birds, but nothing about English grammar. This idea has been rejected by ornithologists everywhere else; see e.g. the introduction in Vol. 1 of Handbook of the Birds of the World.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Wesener: Perhaps museum specimen data is particularly problematic in Diplopoda. While other groups also have issues (note the warnings we have posted) outliers are usually easy to spot especially if someone with better maps have been kind enough to share them. We're in the process of updating from GBIF and as they've been working on automated data cleaning maybe things will get better. In any case, we are planning improvements in our maps area over the next year. Sometimes a captive zoo individual has died; it would be nice if we could show these as a different color or not show them at all. While it is time consuming to track down the source of geospatial errors they often persist unless the source knows about and can fix them. If you leave a comment on the overview tab for that EOL page explaining the problem, others will know what can't be trusted in the meantime.

    over 1 year ago

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    Arthur Chapman commented on "EOL Curators":

    I think we need to keep in mind why we want to include common names. For my mind it is so they can be searched for, and often common names are regional - even within one country, so we should list as many as possible so they can be searched. I like Michael's original idea of having some structure to how they are written. The bird people do this well and I have tried to bring this into the way I do plants (and insects) etc. For example Livistona nitida - "Carnavon Gorge Cabbage-Palm" Palms are a well-known group and thus get a Capital 'P' . There are then groups of palms of which "Cabbage-Palms" are one so they get a capital and a hyphen and then within those you have the "Australian Cabbage-Palm", "Carnarvon Gorge Cabbage-Palm", etc. Another group of plants are known as "Beauty-heads" It would have the capital 'B' and a lower-case 'h' as the "Heads" are not a group on the own. I am in favour of the judicial use of capitals in the names as above. I don't think we should force definitive lists of common names - it defeats the purpose, although lists of common names are good and encourage (rather then force) their use. I like the Atlas of Living Australia's treatment of common names - where full lists are given, and you can "vote" as to what you think is the most appropriate/common, etc. and that moves it up in the order in which they are displayed.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    A reminder to all curators -- if you don't like the classification you see on a page, check the Names tab to see if there's a better one available and set it as preferred. If you know a better classification that is online somewhere else, please let us know where so we can try to harvest it or recommend it to our classification providers. Thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Wesener: Thanks, we need to sort this out with admin tools. I'll get the process started, but it may take a couple of days for the process to finish.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Wesener commented on "EOL Curators":

    GBIF-Maps While nice, they often display as the locality the Museum where the specimen is stored, not where it actually lives. Tropical taxa suddenly appear in London, Berlin and Paris... I actually did not see a single GBIF map (at least in class Diplopoda) that showed the correct distribution of a taxon. Could they be removed from EOL as a bulk?

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Wesener commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hello, I have some problems on the Haplophyllum page. They are plants but listed as millipedes (Diplopoda), because the name is used in both. There are tons pf pictures, could someone repair this. I tried with untrusting and comments, but the images still appear as 'trusted' under millipedes.

    over 1 year ago

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    Arthur Bogan commented on "EOL Curators":

    there is a recent book on local classifications entitled Every Living Thing, by Rob Dunn, NCSU that touches on this topic as well.

    over 1 year ago