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JIRAfied Taxon Concept Management Tasks

Last updated 10 months ago

This collection tracks taxon concept management tasks that we could not fix using the web tools. We have created tickets for them in our bug tracking system, so they can be addressed by our developers.

Also see these related collections: Taxon Concept Management To Do List, Taxon Concept Management Tasks With Pending Issues, Taxon Concept Management Tasks Completed.

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  • 49850_88_88


    Ground Beetle

    Carabidae Conjuctae is an informal carabid subgroup, characterized by a synapomorphy. In our names infrastructure, this group gets mixed up with the family Carabidae: All the family HEs from this concept should be moved to the family page:

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1329

  • 26311_88_88 Animalia > Mammalia


    Elephant Shrews

    There's a Wikipedia hierarchy in here that puts mammals in Macroscelidea: Animalia +
        Chordata +
             Mammalia +
          "Amphibia" (wide sense) +

  • 47440_88_88 Animalia > Annelida


    Bristle Worms

    This a a duplicate Polychaeta HE that needs to be merged with the main polychaete concept: Too many descendents to handle for curator tools.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1728

  • 72177_88_88 Eucarya Woese et al. 1990 > Testudinidae Gray 1825


    Palearctic Tortoises

    Still getting all reptile images due to the bad vimeo hierarchy. Requesting a reindex. -- Multiple reindexing reduces number of foreign images, but still a bunch lingering.

    Sort value: JIRA:DATA-1459

  • 07210_88_88 cellular organisms > Endopterygota


    Ants, Bees, and Wasps

    Stray Hymenoptera: one of the wikipedia classifications has them in the millipedes. One of the flickr classifications has them in the arachnids. -- Left a message on the offending image: -- No response after several weeks -- removed from group pool -- That issue is now fixed. The Wikipedia issue has been fixed at the source, but EOL doesn't update. -- That Wikipedia classification is now gone, but the Diplopoda media collection is still full of wasps. Clade is too big for a curator reindex. Requested a manual one. In the meantime, another Wikipedia hierarchy has popped up that puts all Hymenoptera in Trichogrammatidae. Sigh!

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1737

  • 67433_88_88

    Polybranchia orientalis from Hastings Point, New South Wales,...

    Image of Polybranchia orientalis

    Polybranchia is a genus of sea slugs, but at least a couple of Polybranchia sea slug (mollusc) images are showing up in the Spionidae (polychaete annelid) media gallery. I just had a quick look at this and at least part of the explanation seems to be a species ITIS puts in Spionidae called Polybranchia foxi--but see (and this is listed as reviewed by Kristian Fauchald, who certainly knows his polychaete taxonomy). I'm not sure what ITIS does with Polybranchia sea slugs such as Polybranchia orientalis. Looks like the spionid genus Polychaeta is a nomen dubium:

    Katja: I separated the mollusk & annelid concepts, BUT we have a hierarchy from OBIS that puts a mollusk species (P. viridis) in Spionidae. I cannot fix this with the curator tools, so I have created a JIRA ticket: TAX-1744. Will probably take a while to get addressed.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1744

  • 93760_88_88 Animalia > Caliphyllidae


    Need to silence OBIS hierarchy that mixes mollusks & annelids.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1744

  • 54851_88_88

    File:Vipera Berus Haukipudas 20110602d.JPG

    Image of Vipera berus

    On "turtles" media tab (, along with thousands of other snakes, etc. -- Need help from technical team to get this fixed. -- Vimeo hierarchy is fixed. Reindexing turtles & Testudo to flush out all the misplaced photos.

    Sort value: JIRA:DATA-1459

  • 46645_88_88 Plantae > Montiaceae



    Several images of Claytonia in this Montia media collection. -- This is because some Claytonia species (e.g., Claytonia siberica) used to be in Montia, and we're still getting the old name from some providers. Nothing we can do about this at the current time.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 34585_88_88 Plantae > Caryophyllaceae



    Several images of Spergula in this Spergularia media collection. -- Spergula arvensis & potentially other taxa are listed both under Spergula and Spergularia: We cannot sort this out with our current tools. Need a way to silence suboptimal hierarchies.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 98082_88_88 Plantae > Nymphaeaceae



    Several images of Nuphar in Nymphaea media collection and several images of Nymphaea in Nuphar media collection. -- Several Nuphar species were described in the genus Nymphaea, and we're still getting the old names from several providers. Need to silence a bunch of hierarchies to get this sorted out.

    Sort value: TAX-1740

  • 12159_88_88 Plantae > Nymphaeaceae

    Nuphar advena


    Merged in a few N. advena and N. macrophylla HEs from the N. lutea concept. Still need to sort out the Nuphar/Nymphaea situation.

    Sort value: TAX-1740

  • 09927_88_88 Plantae > Nymphaeaceae

    Nuphar lutea

    Yellow Water-lily

    Moved in a few N. advena and N. macrophylla HEs to the N. advena concept. Still need to sort out the Nuphar/Nymphaea situation.

    Sort value: TAX-1740

  • 40571_88_88 Plantae > Poaceae


    European Hairgrass

    Several images of all kind of grass Genera in this Aira media collection. -- The issue here seems to be that many grasses were once described in the genus Aira and then moved to other genera. Thanks to the long memory of Tropicos, we have these old names, which is great, and we are using them to pull images in the Aira collection, which is not so great. There's currently no solution to this problem, but it's on our radar screen as something that needs to be fixed.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 95230_88_88 Fungi > Not assigned


    There are protists in this fungal genus concept.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1733

  • 67214_88_88 Protozoa



    There are fungi in this protist concept.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1733

  • Platyhelminthes > Plagiorchiida


    Lamellibrachiidae is a family of polychaetes, yet several BOLD hierarchies have it in the Trematoda.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1730

  • 96584_88_88 Animalia > Diptera


    Non-biting Midges

    This is showing images from Calliphora vomitoria This is due to a bogus hierarchy from AskNature that puts Calliphora in Chironomidae.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1727

  • 21350_88_88 Plantae > Fabaceae

    Mucuna urens

    Horse-eye Beans

    Split off a bunch of magpie HEs to a separate Pica pica sericea concept. No idea what they were doing in the Mucuna urens concept (apparently due to invalid vernacular name???). Also merged this with another Mucuna urens concept. -- A week later, the Pica pica sericea HEs (including the ones that I had moved from the Pica pica concept to the subspecies concept) have snuck back into the Mucuna urens concept!!!! Separated them again 23 Jul 2013, choosing the CoL hierarchy as exemplar. -- Pica pica sericea HEs have snuck back in by mid October.-- Jirafied.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1724

  • 37998_88_88 Animalia > Diapheromeridae


    hierarchies referring to genus, kingdom and species are all erroneously merged here -- This is the phasmid genus, but there is a moneran HE from ITIS. For some odd reason, our ITIS import has the kingdom Bacteria twice, so one of them gets bumped to the insect genus. Both ITIS kingdom HEs should be in this concept: I cannot do this with the curator tools, because there are too many descendents affected.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1722

  • 83766_88_88

    Cogumelo // Mushroom (Psathyrella sp.)

    Image of Psathyrella

    Another mushroom in the plant image collection. This one is also attached to a genus node. -- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium Specimen Images (E) puts fungi in Plantae. We'll have fungi in the plants image collection until they change this or we have a way to silence their hierarchies.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1720

  • 16975_88_88


    Image of Chordata

    Showing up under Mammalia (which are chordates, but....) [also duplicate of above]. This is due to an error in the Wikipedia taxonomy for Lasiurus salinae. Instead of Order: Chiroptera, they have Order: Chordata. I fixed this on Wikipedia, and it should resolve itself with our next Wikipedia harvest. -- Wikipedia has since been reharvested, but the Lasiurus salinae hierarchy does not update.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1700

  • 00469_88_88 Protozoa > Sagittariidae


    Pulled in all ciliate genus HEs from the cactus concept. But need to have the hierarchy silenced because it puts both Sagittarius (bird) and Sagittaria (ciliate) in the same family, Sagittariidae.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1719

  • 34960_88_88 Animalia > Ciconiiformes


    Storks and Allies

    Several images of Cathartidae on this Ciconiidae page. -- AnAge and Obis palce the New World vultures in Ciconiidae. This is an outdated hypothesis that has long been abandoned, but until those partners update their classifications, we will have vulture images in our Ciconiidae media collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1716

  • 60969_88_88 Animalia > Procellariiformes


    Storm Petrels

    IABIN puts Fregata in Oceanitidae: This is clearly an error, probably due to confusion of Fregata & Fregetta. This pulls frigate birds into the storm petrel media collection, and since frigates are more commonly photographed, the collection consists primarily of birds that don't belong here.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1715

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    File:Ardea herodias5.jpg

    Image of Ardea herodias

    Pictures of great blue herons are polluting the Great Egret media collection. There's nothing in the Names tab of either species that would explain this. This one is due to a misinterpretation of information from Avibase Avibase - Howard & Moore 3rd edition (corrigenda 8) hierarchy_id: 859 hierarchy_entry_id: 45701701 Ardea [alba or modesta] (synonym) Ardea
    I am afraid this is interpreted as Ardea is a synonym of Ardea alba and therefore pulls all Ardea images into the Great Egret collection.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1672

  • 03691_88_88 Animalia > Phalangeroidea


    Brushtail Possums and Cuscuses

    Most of the images are of Phascolarctos cinereus. The seem to be same as on Phascolarctidae page. -- hm, I cannot find the cause for the koala invasion of the Phalangeridae collection. I'll have to request developer support to figure this one out.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4585

  • 94754_88_88


    Image of Physeter macrocephalus

    Identified as "Physeter Macrocephalus" (correct even if I don't like the case of the specific epithet), but the link to that goes to the genus. I've added a "proper" association to the species, but don't see a way to remove or edit the above association. EOL assumes that all epithets are lower case, so upper case epithets get interpreted as author names. This creates havoc and gets species and genus concepts mixed up. This one is now fixed.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1713

  • 47196_88_88 Animalia > Anatidae

    Dendrocygna arborea

    West Indian Whistling Duck

    There are Dendrocygna viduata images in the Dendrocygna image collection - no apparent explanation. They all seem to come from Wikimedia Commons, but their hierarchy looks ok.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1712

  • 52975_88_88

    Periphylla periphylla lateral

    Image of Periphylla periphylla

    According to the Weird Life community, "Seems a cnidarian, Periphylla periphylla, somehow snuck into the media images amongst the Onychophorans.." -- This is due to a bogus hierarchy from Natural History Museum Species of the day.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1711

  • 82237_88_88 Plantae > Solanaceae



    The Physalis media collection contains many images of species that are not in this genus, but that used to be placed in the genus at one time or another. Aggregation if images based on synonyms is problematic, and EOL needs to reconsider this practice.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-686

  • 96489_88_88 Animalia > Geometroidea



    Monthly ARKive text import puts all Lepidoptera under Geometridae: Sterrhinae: This pulls all Lep media into Geometridae media collection. Patrick needs to take this HE out of commission -- jirafied.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1710

  • 41741_88_88 Animalia > Tipulidae


    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1603

  • 56988_88_88 Animalia > Blaberidae


    This concept currently only has HEs from the crazy beetle/cockroach Frankenstein hierarchy.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1709

  • 38317_88_88 Animalia > Lycidae


    This concept features a crazy Frankenstein classification from that mixes the lycid genus Dictyoptera with the insect order Dictyoptera.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1709

  • 89121_88_88 Animalia > Acrididae


    Golden Gumleaf Grasshopper

    Need to take out the ulidiids.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1700

  • 12429_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae



    Duchesnea images should not be appearing on the Fragaria page. --- We cannot resolve this using the current taxon concept management tools. We would need a new tool for this.

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 05756_88_88 Animalia > Myliobatidae

    Myliobatis californica

    Bat Eagle Ray

    Not a child of Rhinoptera, but images are propagating to --- Apparently, there are a couple of synonyms for this species in the genus Rhinoptera. We really shouldn't be using out of date synonyms to aggregate content, see WEB-4457

    Sort value: JIRA:WEB-4457

  • 17615_88_88 Plantae > Fabaceae


    There's a Humboldtia Vahl HE here with children Humboldtia contorta Ruiz & Pav., Humboldtia polystachya Ruiz & Pav., and Humboldtia spiralis Ruiz & Pav. These are actually not children of Humboldtia Vahl, but of Humboldtia Ruiz & Pav. which is an orchid, not a legume. Having this incorrect classification here pulls a bunch of orchids into legume media collections. I have submitted a request for correction to Tropicos, and they have fixed it at the source, but it looks like we don't update this resource very often, so it would be good to get this hierarchy quarantined on our end.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1705

  • 64931_88_88 Animalia > Coleoptera


    Misspelling of Scarabaeidae. Needs to be merged. Too big for the curator concept management tools.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1706

  • 16015_88_88 Animalia > Lutjanidae


    Common Snappers

    This image collection is full of fish that at one time or another have been in the genus Lutjanus, which apparently had been used as a wastebasket genus at one time. Most of these fish do not have any Lutjanus HEs in the name tab, the only connection to Lutjanus is an entry in the synonyms tab.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-686

  • 71137_88_88 Animalia


    Sea Mats

    Merge with our better Bryozoa page. Gonna require a jira ticket. I haven't made one yet.

    Sort value: TAX-1704

  • 15891_88_88 Animalia > Ichneumonoidea


    Braconid Wasps

    Tried to merge this stray duplicate from mx + inappropriately named HEs from L&E spreadsheet uploads with the proper Braconidae concept, but got an error. Might be too big for curator tools --> JIRA ticket.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1699

  • 25677_88_88 Animalia > Noctuoidea


    Tiger Moths

    Need to merge in Erebidae:Arctiinae

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1684

  • 26677_88_88 Animalia > Erebidae Leach 1815


    Tiger Moths

    Merged in a bunch of pseudo-taxa from BOLD. Got an error trying to merge this with the family: Probably too big. Filed JIRA ticket. Should merge Erebidae:Arctiinae with Arctiidae but leave Arctiidae:Arctiinae alone.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1684

  • 53279_88_88 Eucarya Woese et al. 1990 > Plantae (Haeckel 1866)


    Flowering Plants

    Needs to be merged with the main angiosperms concept. Too big for the curator tools.

    Sort value: JIRA:TAX-1697

  • 53279_88_88 Plantae > Tracheophyta


    Land Plants

    This page is mixing up two "concepts" associated with this name--the traditional one including just the horsetails and the more recent one including ALL land plants! So this needs to be split into at least 2 pages. See Brief Summary Too big for TCM tools: jirafied as TAX-1676

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1676

  • 77506_88_88 Animalia > Tetrapoda



    Merge with mammals. Expect this to be done manually via existing Jira ticket.

    Sort value: JIRA: TAX-1673