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  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.

    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    @Keir Morse: Thanks for this information. Unfortunately, we cannot update our taxonomy right now. Our current system is de facto frozen as we are working on a new version of EOL. EOL v3 will have a consistent taxonomic backbone that can be updated based on feedback from the community. It would be great if you would be willing to provide taxonomic advice once the new backbone goes live.

    19 days ago

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    Keir Morse commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    Not sure if this is where I'm supposed to post this, but the "Classification Providers" page said: "We invite the scientific community to submit additional vetted hierarchies to improve EOL's coverage of current systematic hypotheses. Please contact the Species Pages Working Group for additional information." I'm working on the genus Malacothamnus and noted that all of the provided classifications are lacking in many species and varieties. Malacothamnus is a genus occurring predominantly in California and Baja California. Malacothamnus taxonomy is controversial with one author being very much a lumper, the most recent author bringing back several taxa after she did morphological and genetic analysis on the group, and the California Native Plant Society following a conservative approach and keeping all those taxa that are considered rare/threatened in California until there is solid evidence that they are not distinct taxa. The most recently accepted taxonomy can be found here except that it is missing the Mexican taxon M. foliolus: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=9579 The more conservative approach retaining all rare/threatened taxa is used here: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-genus=Malacothamnus

    20 days ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks for the update.

    4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @José R Ferrer-Paris: Sorry, I missed your reply. Adding species to Wikipedia will work to get them added to EOL. The only problem right now is that Wikipedia imports are on hold. When they start up again, hopefully soon, your species should become available on EOL.

    4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: The Wikipedia import is on hold at the moment. I'm not sure when it will resume. We are working on a new way of harvesting Wikipedia that will cover all languages and will result in better taxon coverage. So far we've only harvested the English version, and we are only harvesting family level and below. The work list is not currently filtered by language. There will be better language filters in the new version of EOL that's currently under development.

    4 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Hi Thomas, a member of the staff will reply to your question - we've got folks on the road right now so there's a bit of a delay. Thanks.

    4 months ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    How can I make sure, that Wikipedia articles are found by EOL and subsequently are available in the curator working list? I input German common names of taxa but Wikipedia articles seem not to be recognized (after two weeks). Furthermore the working list does not appear to be filtered by language since English Wikipedia articles are in the "German" list. Thanks!

    4 months ago

  • Profile picture of José R Ferrer-Paris who took this action.

    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: The problem is that some endemic andean butterflies do not show in any of the taxonomies of EOL (for example Diaphanos huberi, Steromapedaliodes sanchezi, and the new species of Redonda). I already have wikipedia entries for some species, for example for Redonda chiquinquirana there are entries in the english (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana) and spanish wikipedia (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana) and on wikispecies (https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana). Will they get automatically included when the wikipedia content gets harvested again?

    5 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @José R Ferrer-Paris: The best way to add a new species to EOL is to upload content for them. Usually, uploading an image to Flickr or adding a Wikipedia articles about the species will do the trick. However, at the moment, the updating of large resources like Flickr and Wikipedia is on hiatus due to some much needed rebuilding of our harvesting code. So it would take a while for the species to get to EOL that way. If you could produce a small resource about the species based on your paper, we could use that to add the species quickly. Do you have images or text that you could upload to EOL for each of the species you want to add to the taxonomy?

    5 months ago

  • Profile picture of José R Ferrer-Paris who took this action.

    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    What is the best way to add a new species to EOL? last year we published descriptions of several butterfly species in the genus Redonda (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), how can I add information about them if they do not appear in the EOL taxonomies?

    5 months ago

  • Profile picture of Starri Heidmarsson who took this action.

    Starri Heidmarsson commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bob Corrigan: thanks for a prompt reply! Good luck with the repair ;-)

    10 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Starri Heidmarsson: The quick answer is "something changed that broke them". We're working on a fix.

    10 months ago

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    Starri Heidmarsson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Where are the distribution maps based on data from GBIF which were visible earlier?

    10 months ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    @Dail Laughinghouse: Oh yikes. Thanks, Dail! That's corrected now

    10 months ago

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    Dail Laughinghouse commented on "EOL Species Pages Working Group":

    I don´t know where to put this. ON page: http://eol.org/info/222 there is a problem. Both Algaebase and Antweb have the same description: AlgaeBase AntWeb is generally recognized as the most advanced biodiversity information system at species level dedicated to ants. Altogether, its acceptance by the ant research community, the number of participating remote curators that maintain the site, number of pictures, simplicity of web interface, and completeness of species, make AntWeb the premier reference for dissemination of data, information, and knowledge on ants. AntWeb is serving information on tens of thousands of ant species through the EOL. AntWeb AntWeb is generally recognized as the most advanced biodiversity information system at species level dedicated to ants. Altogether, its acceptance by the ant research community, the number of participating remote curators that maintain the site, number of pictures, simplicity of web interface, and completeness of species, make AntWeb the premier reference for dissemination of data, information, and knowledge on ants. AntWeb is serving information on tens of thousands of ant species through the EOL.

    10 months ago

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    awseclek joined the community "EOL Species Pages Working Group".

    11 months ago

  • Profile picture of Elza  Pap who took this action.

    Elza Pap commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thank you @Katja Schulz, I uploaded Graellsia isabelle x. Acitas selene hibrid and Niphargus aggtelekiensis images to encyclopedia of life group on flickr (i got licenses both of image for owners to me) ! I hope i did well... Tomorrow i will create a page for Graellsia isabelle x Actias selene!

    11 months ago • edited: 11 months ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Yan, the info for the EOL species of the day widget is stored as text with the page in the EOL species of the day collection. We had talked about adding a field for "Tagline" or "Factoid" or something. It is a good idea -- maybe suggest it here: https://github.com/EOL/eol/issues

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Yan, the info for the EOL species of the day widget is stored as text with the page in the EOL species of the day collection. We had talked about adding a field for "Tagline" or "Factoid" or something. It is a good idea -- maybe suggest it here: https://github.com/EOL/eol/issues

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Any idea why the average rating for this image http://eol.org/data_objects/13218087/ hasn't been calculated correctly?

    about 1 year ago