Vince Smith

Cybertaxonomist

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    Vince Smith commented on "EOL Curators":

    Dear Scratchpad users, Just to note that we've been working on the image metadata schema, mapping the more stable elements of the proposed Audubon Core standard to the Darwin Core and EOL schema. This work is done, and when its released means Scratchpads will support a much richer image metadata schema, which will also be exposed in each Scratchpad Darwin Core Archive. We are now working on reading this metadata from image EXIF headers so that you can add these metadata offline to your images, then just upload the images to the site with the metadata. This won't suit all users but will help those dealing with large numbers of images. We plan to release this to a subsection of the Scratchpads in November, and subject to successful testing will be released to all, shortly thereafter.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Vince Smith commented on "Trogium pulsatorium (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    I can confirm that these pictures are Liposcelis, which according to some recent phylogenies are more closely related to amblyceran lice. Trogium is sister taxa to most "psocoptera" (which is a paraphyletic group) and Phthiraptera. i.e. Stephen is right - they are quite distantly related.

    over 2 years ago