Devin Reese

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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.

    6 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: this is bad...

    24 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: where is this button.

    24 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: maybe is some sort of error.

    24 days 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.

    30 days 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?

    30 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

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

    about 1 month 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.

    about 1 month 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.

    about 1 month 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?

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks!

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks for letting me know. I was going to tell you that the new code for this to work is now in operation (also the code to spot subspecies/ varieties), so if any of this is not working, it's a problem from my/the EoL end. I'll try to sort out what's going on tomorrow.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hi Yan - As Milvus milvus popped up on my newsfeed, I looked at the species, and saw all the pics from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Milvus_milvus_in_flight have vanished from EoL. So unfortunately, the {{Category:Milvus milvus}} trick isn't working. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: The pics are viewable by clicking on 'View source'. They were all from wiki commons and flickr of pics that we already have here, so they could be hidden as duplicates.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: im not a help,but try asking in the forums how can they fix that...

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Dana Campbell: Thanks for reporting this, Dana, we're looking into it so don't hide them.

    about 1 month ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "EOL Curators":

    Katja, are the images on this page http://eol.org/pages/590944/media that don't show up something we can fix? Or should we hide them? (or maybe you see all of them and it's just my browsers that show them as broken?)

    about 1 month ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I have no idea.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: The ADW folks are very attentive to their EOL comment stream. So the best thing would be to bring this to their attention by leaving a comment on one of the affected images.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Animal Diversity Web photos by David Blank — when I click on 'View source' for any image supplied by this supplier, I get an error message "Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /site/resources/david_blank/ on this server."

    This means I am unable to access information about the photos, including location, etc., which restricts my ability to curate these images effectively.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on there?

    about 1 month ago