Josefin Stiller

Spaghetti worm admirer

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    Beatriz Moisset commented on "National Distribution":

    This is a European species, not native to the Nearctic. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1653/0015-4040(2008)91%5B328:EOTECA%5D2.0.CO%3B2

    4 days ago

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

    8 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Hmm, I wouldn't want to do this per-image, as there may be many more like this. I guess one possibility is to change the identifier that EoL uses, e.g. by appending the upload date of the file. But that would mean changing all the wikimedia identifiers, hence redownloading all the wikimedia images (gulp).

    12 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: The problem here may be that the identifier and the image URL have not changed. When an image has the exact same identifier and exact same URL, our harvester assumes that we already have that image. It then just looks at the metadata to see what has changed. Is there anything we could do to change the identifier or url for this image on Wikimedia Commons to force an update?

    13 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Any idea why http://eol.org/data_objects/32443423 hasn't been reharvested with the corrected map? I see the harvest ran yesterday, so I would have thought it should have gone through.

    13 days ago

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    Aaron Roe marked the classification from "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013" as preferred for "Acer macrophyllum Pursh".

    15 days ago

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    Yan Wong changed the thumbnail image of "Image of Terebellidae and Terebellinae".

    15 days ago

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    Yan Wong changed the thumbnail image of "Image of Terebellidae and Terebellinae".

    15 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hm, appears to be a problem with the Catalogue of Life China hierarchy. We'll look into it.

    15 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

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    15 days ago • deleted: 15 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Not sure the best collection to flag this up, but there's something odd going on with virus names, e.g. HIV-1 is listed as "nodificiency virus 1", and lots of others are missing the first few letters of the name (e.g. "Ectious anemia virus"). See http://eol.org/pages/33005380/overview

    16 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Steve Haddock: sure, hang on and I'll open a thread. Thanks!

    20 days ago

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    Steve Haddock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hi Jennifer. What is the best wait to get the info to you? E-mail?

    21 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks, Steve! I have access to that dataset and can remove the doubtful flagged names if that is your recommendation. And if you have new data sources to suggest, we can also add those.

    **That goes for all of you*** Do you know of a great data source we should be using in TraitBank? Note that we can only host data if permissible according to the terms of use. If you're not sure, point us to it and we can check it out. Also, digital is better than paper and structured databases or tables are better still!

    21 days ago

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    Steve Haddock commented on "EOL Curators":

    I just got the newsletter about TraitBank, which is nice, but there are some inaccuracies. How are traits edited? For "bioluminescence", all of the taxa listed by Herring 1987 are included in TraitBank, but in that paper, the names not in italics are from doubtful reports. A subtle but important point, and those taxa should *not* be listed as bioluminescent. There are also more recent references that include additions to the list of bioluminescent species. Finally it might be good to capture as an attribute which species are bioluminescent due to bacterial symbionts, which is also listed in Herring 1987.

    22 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Associations":

    Jan Kameníček is correct. Schneckli's article mentions Perca flavescens, Orconectes limosus, and Astacus astacus as POTENTIAL predators, but does not claim that they are "known" predators of this species. He just says that these species occur in the same habitat and are known to prey on aquatic snails in general: "Im Freiland Deutschlands wurde an Fundorten der Gemeinen Kahnschnecke nach Beobachtungen verschiedener user des Aquarienschnecken-Forums neben anderen Wasserschnecken auch Flußkrebse (Orconectes limosus, Astacus astacus) sowie diverse Fischarten (z.B. Perca fluviatilis, Rutilus rutilus) gefunden. Sowohl von den Flußkrebse als auch von den genannten Fischen ist bekannt, daß sie sich auch Wasserschnecken ernähren."

    25 days ago

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    Jan Kameníček commented on "Associations":

    Hello. Your article Theodoxus fluviatilis contains wrong information about predators of this snail. It states that the predators are Perca flavescens, Orconectes limosus and Astacus astacus. The information is taken from Animal Diversity Web, which takes it from Schneckli 2009. However, the Schneckli's article does not say that the mentioned species are predators of T. fluviatilis. See the original German version: https://web.archive.org/web/20120704074343/http://www.allesumdieschneck.de/html/theodoxus_fluviatilis.html Jan Kamenicek

    26 days ago

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    Jan Kameníček commented on "Associations":

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    26 days ago • deleted: 26 days ago

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    awadhfarah commented on "National Distribution":

    In Northern Sudan ( especially Dongola area) Lablab purpureus, locally known as Ashrankaih, is economically important because it is grown by the local farmers both as food and feed. As food its cooked seeds ( green or dry) are used as a staple food mainly during Ramadan (the holly fasting month of Muslims).The washed seeds are cooked in boiling water for hours, then the water (turned black in colour) is usually discarded, and they add spices like fennel, pepper and salt to the cooked seeds and take it as a delicious food, known as Gari. As feed, its shoot system is a preferable fodder (green and dry) for their animals ( sheep,goats,cows and donkeys).

    29 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Matthew A. Birk: We urgently need to do another ToLWeb harvest, so we can get all of the recent contributions from Dick Young, Michael Vecchione, and collaborators. I'll see if we can get this done within the next few weeks. If you want to help filling gaps in higher level cephalopod pages, you may want to check what's on ToLWeb. All content that is released under a compatible creative commons license should make its way to EOL soon, but we won't be able to import ToLWeb pages that are All Rights Reserved. The license for each page is listed at the bottom, e.g.: http://tolweb.org/Enoploteuthidae/19634#AboutThisPage If you could focus on groups that are either not covered on ToLWeb or have All Rights Reserved pages, that would be great. Thanks for your contributions. Let me know if you need any additional information.

    about 1 month ago