Hans-Martin Braun

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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!

    about 7 hours 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.

    1 day ago

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    Daniel Hartley added the Catalan common name "Fonoll marí" to "Crithmum maritimum L.".

    1 day 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."

    4 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

    5 days ago

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    Jan Kameníček commented on "Associations":

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    5 days ago • deleted: 5 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.

    14 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Matthew A. Birk: Hi - welcome. I think that's a question for @Katja Schulz. I'm generally keen to get content (images, text etc) trusted, although I can't see any images on http://eol.org/collections/23073 at the moment. What would be useful is a way of filtering http://eol.org/collections/55422 by taxonomic group, to see if there are any cephalopod taxa flagged up for particular attention. I don't know of any way to do this, though. Maybe others do?

    14 days ago

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    Dana Campbell added "Rhacophorus gongshanensis" to the collection "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List".

    15 days ago

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    Dana Campbell added an unknown item to the collection "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List".

    15 days ago

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    Matthew A. Birk commented on "EOL Curators":

    I am a new curator here and am excited to serve by helping provide quality content to the public. Question: how much should I focus on improving higher level taxonomic groupings vs. specific species pages. I have read elsewhere that ToLWeb is focusing more on higher taxonomic groups and EOL will focus on species (http://tolweb.org/tree/home.pages/toleol.html). Is this an accurate approach for the majority of curators? I ask because I noticed that pages for higher level taxa in my taxon of expertise (cephalopods) is pretty lacking, but I want to focus effort on areas that will be most useful for EOL and the public.

    16 days ago • edited: 16 days ago

  • Profile picture of Matthew A. Birk who took this action.

    Matthew A. Birk added text to "Morphology" on "Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758".

    Skin Sepia officinalis use three types of cells in their skin for...

    16 days ago

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    Matthew A. Birk marked the common name "common or european cuttlefish" in an unknown language from "Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758" as trusted.

    16 days ago

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    Katja Schulz merged another page with <i>Angulus fabula</i> (Gmelin, 1791).

    18 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: OK thanks! I'll add an association to J. ashei.

    19 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: The supplier (NBII) is not an active project anymore, so there's nobody on their end to update the data. This was a one-time salvage of the open access portion of their media collection. I didn't realize you could id this image to species. In that case, it may be worth adding a trusted taxon association for J. asheii. The problems with the coordinates are documented in the comments now.

    19 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks! Any way of getting back to the supplier to get its details corrected? Tons of Juniperus pics, but not so many of J. ashei with cones like this one.

    19 days ago