Deniz Martinez

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Image of Canis latrans":

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Image of Canis latrans":

    poor quality

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Walrus on Carta Marina.jpeg":

    non-scientific illustration

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Pelzwaren-Lager Ludwig Kremmer, Kürschner in Heilbronn.jpg":

    non-scientific illustration

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Pelzwaren-Lager Ludwig Kremmer, Kürschner in Heilbronn.jpg":

    non-scientific illustration

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Bearcat.jpg":

    duplicate and added text

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Bearcat.jpg":

    duplicate and added text

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    But since it IS currently still a single species, then for the present all these photos are satisfactory to identify that single species, are they not? It's true that taxonomy is not static, especially these days, but it would still seem simpler to OK photos based on the *current* status of the taxon rather than trying to guess what the *future* status might end up being. But, perhaps more importantly, as scientifically valuable as that other camera trap photo may be, the fact remains that it's a low-quality image, with the animal itself somewhat blurry. It's hardly a "five-star" image, which is what an exemplar photo is ideally supposed to be per the curation guidelines. I still respectfully submit that a high-quality image that happens to be from a zoo should trump a low-quality image that happens to be from the wild, within this narrow context of an exemplar image on what is an open-access, web-based public resource (as opposed to a strictly professional scientific database).

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Exemplar images should "best represent the taxon both biologically...and aesthetically" (from the EOL curator guidelines). Zoo photos are perfectly acceptable, and sometimes even superior in cases where few high-quality images from the wild exist. The fact that a photo was taken out in the wild does not automatically make it preferable as an exemplar image here; and indeed many of the wild photos of this particular taxon are of camera-trap quality and simply do not provide a clear detailed view of the animal itself. All IMHO of course...every curator has their own preferences and the exemplar will always be whatever the last curator to visit the page decided to change it to. :)

    5 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Feestaardvark.JPG:

    Just a statue!

    over 1 year 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 ;)

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago

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

    just a statue, not very life-like.

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Rhinocerotidae Gray, 1821":

    @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!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Rhinocerotidae Gray, 1821":

    @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!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:9092 - Milano - Museo storia naturale - Diorama - Bradypus trydactilus - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto 22-Apr-2007.jpg:

    This image appears in the media section for Cingulata, but it is clearly a sloth, not an armadillo. :)

    over 2 years ago