Deniz Martinez

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Retag as map type":

    Sorry for the sudden influx of so many maps...I found them all while paging through the Gekkoninae pages! :o

    4 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Feestaardvark.JPG":

    Just a statue!

    7 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Ardvark The Aardvark Original.png:

    Cute cartoon, but not scientifically accurate ;)

    8 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Dortmund-Zoo-IMG 4184Kopie.jpg:

    animal barely visible; plenty of better quality images available

    8 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: OK thanks. I figured the scientific illustrations were fine (especially BHL ones), but seeing postage stamps and coins is always amusing. :)

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758":

    @Deniz Martinez: This was the only one that listed the two recognized subspecies.

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Hans Hennig Zwei Giraffen 1977.jpg":

    just a statue, not very life-like.

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Kleiner Panda Hellabrunn 3.jpg:

    very poor image quality, there are sufficent good quality images of this species

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Orycteropus afer01.jpg":

    This is a very poor quality image, there are a sufficient number of better quality images available for this species.

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    I run into a lot of images that are drawings, or even postage stamps...i know that for some rare/extinct species this is all we have, but what is the general protocol for such images when there are plenty of images of live animals? Do I still mark all of them "trusted" and/or "visible"? Thanks.

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on Deniz Martinez's newsfeed:

    @Cyndy Parr: Cool! I always double-check myself in a field guide and/or online database unless it's a no-brainer (like, there are a bunch of unreviewed photos on the okapi page...there is no other animal on the planet that looks like that LOL). I enjoy going through the pages here, it helps a lot with learning and relearning taxonomy, so you might as well put me to work if I'm going through entire classes and orders anyway... ;)

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Cream Wild Indigo (Longbract Indigo), one of the false/wild indigos, which are part of the pea family. They all have that distinctive pealike flower, most species can be easily distinguished by their flower color (blue, yellow, white, and for these, well, cream). I'm more an a zoology person usually, botany is a secondary interest, so of course I double-checked this flower in my field guides and online to make sure I got it right. ;)

    10 months ago • edited: 10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Ok, I had more time to look up the image review process, and see that is available to full and master curators only...I don't have a worklist tab visible since I am still an assistant curator. (I'm still an undergraduate student, not sure if and when I can apply for full curator just based on my stats here? LOL) But I do know this flower, and those images all look correct to me...

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: How do I change an image from unreviewed to trusted/untrusted? I can only seem to do this with names. All of the still unreviewed images look like the right flower to me, and I set one as an exemplar.

    10 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Rhinocerotidae":

    @Katja Schulz: PS I was unable to find eol entries for the following rhino subspecies: North-eastern black rhinoceros (D. b. brucii) – Extinct. Formerly central Sudan, Eritrea, northern and southeastern Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern and southeastern Somalia. Relict populations in northern Somalia vanished during the early 20th century. Chobe black rhinoceros (D. b. chobiensis) – A local subspecies restricted to the Chobe Valley in southeastern Angola, Namibia (Zambezi Region) and northern Botswana. Nearly extinct, possibly only one surviving specimen in Botswana.[11] Uganda black rhinoceros (D. b. ladoensis) – Former distribution from South Sudan, across Uganda into western Kenya and southwesternmost Ethiopia. Black rhinos are considered extinct across most of this area and its conservational status is unclear. Probably surviving in Kenyan reserves. (text via Wikipedia for reference) Cheers again!

    11 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Rhinocerotidae":

    @Katja Schulz: Happy World Rhino Day! I went through the entire Rhinocerotidae family and curated common names, retagged map type images, and updated exemplars. FYI the Indian Rhinoceros page is in bad need of better images--the only actual photos are 19th Century. :( Cheers!

    11 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on Deniz Martinez's newsfeed:

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks! I really enjoy curating here. It feeds my zoology and taxonomy obsessions ;)

    about 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: OK, I can see that the Paleontology Database and NCBI Taxonomy are using a very different hierarchy system and branching both modern reptiles and birds off from Saurospida. I work almost exclusively with the more traditional taxonomies, paleontology is a sore weak spot of mine. Thanks for checking up on it and getting back to me though! I'll keep working on getting used to it. ;)

    about 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Hello, I have been talking to the Executive Director of the newly founded Invertebrate Studies Institute https://www.facebook.com/InvertebrateStudiesInstitute/ (I am going to be helping them out with some projects as they develop their website and online presence), and he has expressed interest in becoming a content partner with EOL. Whom should I put him in contact with to get info on how to proceed with this? Thanks! Cheers, Deniz

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Species with funny English names":

    "Fried Eggs Worm"--funny, but not able to find it on EOL! :( http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2013/05/serve-me-up-some-fried-eggs-worm.html

    over 1 year ago