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    Katja Schulz marked "Potos flavus" as trusted on the "Potos flavus" page.

    11 days ago

  • Profile picture of Deniz Martinez who took this action.

    Deniz Martinez marked "File:SadRolfRaccoon.jpg" as hidden on the "Procyon Storr, 1780" page.

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez marked "File:SadRolfRaccoon.jpg" as untrusted on the "Procyon Storr, 1780" page.
    Reasons to untrust: incorrect/misleading

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez set "Racoon kits" as an exemplar on "Procyonidae".

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez marked the common name "earless seals" in an unknown language from "Procyonidae" as untrusted.

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez marked the common name "true seals" in an unknown language from "Procyonidae" as untrusted.

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.

    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Either photo is a perfectly suitable exemplar. They were taken less than 100 miles apart, one at a breeding center, the other in a reserve. Since nobody has identified either photo to subspecies level, the identifiability issue is not very compelling, but even if both remain identified to species only, both still have value. One shows habitat well, the other shows features well. Neither shows dentition, the first thing an evolutionary researcher may wish to see, so I am grateful we also have the nice annotated dentition image. Regardless of which is the exemplar, it is most useful to have a variety of images on the overview tab, providing complementary information.

    about 1 month ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, specimen acquired from the Detroit Zoo

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Deniz Martinez who took this action.

    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).

    about 1 month ago

  • Profile picture of Michаel Frаnkis who took this action.

    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Sorry, I have to disagree there. First, the animal is not in its natural surrounds, it is in a habitat it wouldn't be seen dead in, let alone alive. Second, and more important, it is of unknown provenance. Ailurus is currently treated as a single species with two allopatric subspecies; should future research conclude that it should be divided into two (or more) taxa at species rank (a very possible scenario, that has occurred with numerous other species recently), then these zoo images become (because of their unknown provenance) untrustable, unidentifiable Ailurus species: in effect, worthless. A wild specimen with location is however identifiable by its location, and therefore, valuable.

    about 1 month ago

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