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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Smilodon's range":

    @Katja Schulz: How did "Smilodon's Range" end up on Felidae? I will see if I can remove the association.

    4 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Smilodon":

    Agree with Dana. The term "successful" is not appropriate here without context.

    5 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Smilodon's range":

    Inappropriate content for Felidae page.

    5 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    Might be good to move this article to "fossil history" category, and address the period in which it lived as well as potential reasons for its extinction.

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on an older version of Description:

    Here is another (research-based) reference for body size of Smilodon species: Per Christiansen1,* and John M. Harris2 Body size of Smilodon (Mammalia: Felidae). Journal of Morphology Volume 266, Issue 3, pages 369–384, December 2005 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.10384/full

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    needs some clarification

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    It would be good if you mentioned that the genus Smilodon is extinct in your overview articles above. You don't give any info here about when Smilodon species lived or when it died off. Keep clear that Smilodon is a genus, not just one species. What do you mean by "a myth among many people?"; What do you mean by the colonization of South America? How were Smilodon opportunistic? (Smilodon species colonizing South America?) You have given very clear cut causes for extinction but you should be clear that causes are not fully understood and research is still investigating this. What is reference 5?? Spelling error: cuased.

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on an older version of Description:

    Rather than saying "built like a bear" please be more descriptive. Heavier? More robust? It didn't actually have sabers in its mouth, it had saber-like, curved canine teeth. Please cut this sentence. These might be a well-known characteristic of Smilodon cats, but not it's "main characteristic." It would be great if you could reference a more scientific source. Your references 1 and 2 are somewhat questionable, and include no references on them. Info there may be correct but it should be verified. Your wikipedia source has a large list including more scientific websites, e.g. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/carnivora/sabretooth.html.

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Smilodon":

    The term "successful" is not informative here.

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on an older version of Smilodon's range:

    Hi Theodore, thank you for your contribution. The first sentence here, though, is not accurate. It is unclear what you mean by "very successful," but not all "successful" species have a large range. Could you please remove this sentence? Also, you make Smilodon sound like it is the species, but it is a genus composed of (probably) three species. When you use it as a genus name it should always be italicized. Finally, your last sentence of the third paragraph does not contribute useful information and should be removed.

    6 days ago

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    Dana Campbell marked the classification from "Paleobiology Database" as preferred for "Smilodon Lund 1841".

    6 days ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun added the German common name "Monarch" to "Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758".

    9 days ago

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    Dana Campbell added "Icterica seriata (Loew, 1862)" to the collection "RedHotList Pending".

    10 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea added text to "Smilodon's range" on "Smilodon Lund 1841".

    The Smilodon was a very successful species, and like all successful...

    10 days ago

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    Andrew Brower commented on "Memphis - Monarch Butterfly":

    The mass-migratory phenomenon of the North American monarch is threatened, but the species itself is widespread and unlikely to be lost any time soon.

    11 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Brief Summary":

    Thanks Theodore!

    20 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr added "Tupinambis merianae DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839" to the collection "Help needed".

    20 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Eduard Solà: "There are many Acoela species images (e.g. the whole pp. 83 and 84) shown in the Platyhelminthes media gallery (actually they belong to a different phylum: Acoelomorpha)." The problem here is that BOLD puts Acoela in Platyhelminthes. As long as they give us this classification, our Platyhelminthes classification will be polluted with Acoela. The most effective way of dealing with this would probably be for you to contact them directly. There's an orange Feedback button on the right margin of this page where you could report the problem: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=Notocelis+gullmarensis

    20 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea joined the community "California Biodiversity".

    23 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Brief Summary":

    This article is short but informative: the perfect article for Overview.

    24 days ago