Catherine Sutera

The EOL Profile Newsfeed contains comments left for its owner by other members, EOL Community invitations, and gathers updates associated with the items in the owner's EOL watch list.

Add a new comment

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
    Yan Wong added "Image of Bouteloua" to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
    Yan Wong added "Opuntia Darwinii. 1890. Opuntia; Cactus." to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
    Yan Wong added "Image of Shepherdia" to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.
    Yan Wong added "Lumpfish. 1877. Lumpfish." to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "Misplaced EOL Content":

    @Yan Wong: Oh - sorry I see it's added already. Would you like me to add the others to the collection?

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "Misplaced EOL Content":

    Hiya - should I just post misplaced images as a comment here, like the fact that this bird image: http://eol.org/data_objects/27097596 appears on the mammals media tab (although I can't find which page at the moment, as this changes quite rapidly). Or should I work out how to actually add images to the collection rather than post them via comments?

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "File:Chat tigre.jpg" to the collection "Cute!".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
    Katja Schulz added "Colhereiro (Platalea ajaja)" to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.
  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: How are these distinguished in wikimedia Taxonavigation boxes? Do people put Subspecies | salzmannii, Variatas | mongolica, etc. or do they list the whole thing out, as
    Subspecies | Pinus nigra salzmannii
    Variatas | Pinus sylvestris mongolica
    I'm assuming that they don't physically insert the "subs." text themselves, but the template does it for them? Also, can you have both a subspecies and a variety? If so, in the Taxonav box do you put Subspecies | Pinus nigra salzmannii, Variatas | Pinus nigra salzmannii albus? And then how do we cope if we get something like this within a single Taxonav box?
    Subspecies | salzmannii
    Variatas | Pinus nigra albus
    I.e. do we have to insert the salzmannii between the nigra and the albus in this case?

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Michаel Frаnkis who took this action.

    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks! Unfortunately I don't understand all the computer coding (not my thing, I fear), but if it works, good. The difference between zoology and botany is that zoology only has one infraspecific rank (subspecies), so a subspecific name doesn't need any clarification other than having three names; thus e.g. Dendrocopos major pinetorum. Conversely, in botany, there are three infraspecific ranks, in order of decreasing distinction: subspecies (subsp.; for major differences in a species), varietas (var.; for medium differences), forma (f.; very small differences); of these the first two are widely used, forma rather less so. Because of the different ranks, it is essential to state which rank is being used, thus e.g. Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii; Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica; Abies veitchii f. chlorocarpa. For definitions of the ranks, see e.g. definitions in Table 12.1 in Stuessy (2009), Principles of Plant Taxonomy (p. 158, available on google books).

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Michael Wunderli who took this action.
    Michael Wunderli added "Pilosa" to the collection "Help needed".

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I had a bit of time before bed last night, and think I've managed to sort out some code for subspecies (not done anything for varieties).

    Let me ask you if I've taken a sensible approach. I take the wiki groups and map them to EoL groups, down to genus level, trimming the word "fossil" from start of the name if necessary. For genus names, I trim the name to the first word (to catch e.g. "Genus = Rosa spp"). For higher levels, I ignore anything with spaces in the name (I can't think of any cases where names above the species level consist of multiple words, apart from class="xxx Proteobacteria", for which there's a specific exception coded. I might be missing some viral stuff by doing this, I guess).
    For species and (now) subspecies, I check if the name consists of multiple words the first of which starts with a capital letter. If so, I take the first word as a genus name, if no genus has already been set. Otherwise, if the name is a single word, I take this as an epithet, and prepend the genus name (for a species) or the species name (for a subspecies).
    Finally, the EoL "scientificName" is chosen as the lowest level for which we have a name (i.e. choose subsp if it exists, otherwise sp, otherwise genus, etc), with the authority (if it exists) appended at the end of the entire name.

    Will this procedure cope with formatting differences between botany and zoology? I'm unclear how to deal with varieties in this scheme: any ideas?

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Michаel Frаnkis who took this action.

    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks! I fear the github code means nothing to me :-( but if it can be adapted to add subspecies (used in both botany and zoology, but formatted differently in the two groups) and varietas (used in botany only), that would be a great help. Hybrids are less important, and I'd not bother to add cultivars (very few have commons pages with taxonav., and they are also of very minor significance for EoL).

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Oh, and I see from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Taxonavigation that there are a number of other subspecific terms that might be used (Hybrid, Cultivar, Varietas, etc), so I think it might turn out to be a bit complicated. Nowhere does it explicitly mention Subspecies as a potential parameter, although it does implicitly when talking about "intermediate ranks". I suspect that the previous version of the harvester may have missed out subspecies too.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: At the moment the harvester does the following mapping from wiki names to EoL names "Species" => "species", "Genus" => "genus", "Familia" => "family", "Ordo" => "order", "Classis" => "class", "Phylum" => "phylum", "Regnum" => "kingdom" It then constructs the EoL "scientific name" using the most precisely defined of these terms, with some messing around to get the genus + epithet + authority (if present). Conspicuously absent is anything to do with subspecies.

    The code is at https://github.com/EOL/eol_php_code/blob/master/vendor/wikipedia/WikimediaPage.php#L1002 if you want to take a look!

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago