Mandy Newport

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: That's really strange. I have added the common name "herrings" to the Clupea page. That should put this page at the top of the search results list. I have also added a redirect that sends people directly to this page, so they don't have to deal with all the species described by various Herrings.

    5 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Andrew Brower: Hi Andy, have you tried the curator worklist? Look for the Worklist tab on any EOL taxon page. There are a bunch of content filters available at the top of the page to customize the things you see in the list.

    5 days ago

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    Andrew Brower commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all, Is there any way to bulk-curate multiple images of the same thing? I am looking at an entire page of photos of monarch butterfly overwintering colonies. It is obvious from the thumbnails that that's what they are, and it is very time-consuming to open and trust each of them individually. AB

    5 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Not sure what can be done about this, but I imagine a search for "herring" should give Atlantic Herring somewhere high up? http://eol.org/search?q=herring&search=Go

    6 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thanks!

    9 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks Michael, this should be fixed now. The problem was due to the fact that Cornutia pyramidata has a bunch of synonyms in the genus Hosta Jacq.: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-47586

    9 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Cornutia (Lamiaceae) images are also appearing incorrectly on the Hosta (Asparagaceae) page. Can they be disassociated, please?

    9 days ago

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    Ethan Patel commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hey guys!

    15 days ago

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    Ethan Patel commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hey guys!

    15 days ago

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    Riffin T Sajeev commented on "Mollusca":

    Presence of Miocene Oysters: Rise and Fall of a Paleo-Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Clou d Publications International Journal of Advanced Earth Science and Engineering 2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 129 - 142 , Article ID Sci - 198 ISSN: 2320 – 3609 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Presenc e of Miocene Oysters: Rise and F all of a Paleo - Estuary in the East Coast of India Riffin T. Sajeev Department of Geology, AWH Special College, Calicut, Kerala, India Correspondence should be addressed to Riffin T. Sajeev, riffin@rediffmail.c om Publication Date: 24 July 2014 Article Link: http://scientific.cloud-journals.com/index.php/IJAESE/article/view/Sci-198 Abstract: Living oysters of Crassostrea Sp. are abundantly found on the east coast of peninsular India. Most of the living Crassostrea sp. is reported from Athankarai estuary near mandapam. The primary object of this study is to report the occurrence of fossils of Crassostrea sp. belonging to mio-pliocene outcrops from an ephemeral stream channel of Nambiyar/Thoppuvila River up to Attankarai Pallivasal, Tirunelveli dist, Tamil Nadu, India. The present study focuses on revealing the nature of a vast paleo-estuary that had existed on the foothills of the southern end of the Western Ghats during the Mio-Pliocene age. The authors had studied the taphonomical features of Crassostrea Gigantissima Sp. and analyzed the adaptation features like heaviness and foliated nature of the shell and orientation of oyster colonies for survival. The predatory signatures on the fossil specimens indicate traces of a well flourished saline tolerable environment that resembled an ideal estuary subjected to high energy disturbances. The chalky calcareous deposits found throughout the study area could have acted as an accelerating agent for the thick, foliate and heavy calcite shells of C. Gigantissima Sp. The author proposes a vast paleo-estuary with an area of around 460 km2 during the mio-pliocene age and the remnants present today is the result of an abrupt regression due to uplift which could have taken place in this area. Keywords: Mahendragiri Hills, Paleo-Estuary, Mio-Pliocene, Crassostrea Sp., Ichnotaxa, Taphonomy, Adaptation.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: this is bad...

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: where is this button.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: maybe is some sort of error.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It looks like this field has the wrong display label. It should say "Location" rather than "Location Created." The problem is on our end, not CalPhotos. They are using a field that comes with the following description: "Natural language description of the locality where the resource was collected or created..." We do need a generic field like this because many collections don't discriminate between these two options, i.e., their "location" data are a mixture of information about where a resource was created and where a specimen was collected or even where its native range is. This is unfortunate, but it's a reality. I'll ask for that label to be changed.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Calphotos information harvest error
    A problem I've found a few times with Calphotos, that the location data is not harvested correctly; e.g. on this item it says "Location Created: Ethiopia", but at the Calphotos original it says "photo location Rheine Zoo, Germany" . . . "animal's place of origin Ethiopia". So the EoL harvester is harvesting the wrong data line as the location.

    Can this be solved?

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks! Will do, if I find any.

    2 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: by the way, I think the lag in the Milvus pictures appearing was simply because the code change means they are updated slightly later in the process than previously. So it should only happen this once. Let me know if you see it happen again.

    2 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Ah! they've all appeared now, thanks! There's 7 pages of photos now, whereas yesterday there were just 3 pages.

    I'll check soon to see if the subsp. and var. codes are working, too.

    2 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It might just be a time lag. I see that, for instance, http://eol.org/data_objects/28679751 is still there, which is only in Category: Milvus milvus in flight. Can you give me any examples which used to be there but aren't any more? Any idea if the subspecies & hybrid code seems to be working now?

    2 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks!

    2 months ago