Catherine Sutera

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Just checked up, Wiki Commons does, treating it as Felis silvestris catus. I'm not sure that's taxonomically valid (as domesticated cats aren't a seperate genetic group from other Felis silvestris subspp), but it is nomenclaturally valid.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I see your point Michael, but I hesitate to pile all the domestic cat content onto the Felis silvestris page. The focus of the page should be on the wildcats as a whole. Some consideration should certainly be given to the different lineages, but detailed information on individual subspecies should be on separate pages. I'm surprised that not a single one of our classification providers treats the domestic cat as a child taxon of Felis silvestris. It seems that would be the best representation, but we cannot select it, because we don't have it. It's interesting to see that Wikipedia has Felis silvestris catus as a synonym of Felis catus. I wish somebody would change that. Hint, hint.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Why are there two separate pages for Felis silvestris and Felis catus? The two names refer to the same species; if I recall the ICZN correctly, names based on domesticated type specimens, even if older, are treated as synonyms of names based on type specimens of the same taxon of natural wild origin. On this basis, Felis catus should be merged into Felis silvestris. I see the Felis silvestris page already has a few domesticated cats in its images section.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Nathan Wilson: Agreed that ecological damage is conspicuously missing from WP, and should be present on EoL. Refs would be good.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    None of these objects has anything other than a default 2.5 star rating. Really? I hid the Ecomare object. I welcome any brief summary that covers both the good and the bad -- and is well written and well referenced.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL Curators":

    The Wikipedia article and the Smithsonian article are very different. In my view they both communicate important information, but the WP article is the more biased one. Cats are both "valued by humans" and "among the most ecologically damaging introduced animals worldwide". This later point is completely missing from the WP article, but the value. The ideal article in my view would start with the SI article and add some of the human value stuff from WP.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: For very popular and emotive topics such as this, the wikipedia summary is normally a very good text source for a neutral point of view. It's only for less visited pages where wikipedia can be (highly) biased.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    We have gotten a tweet suggesting that our domestic cat page is biased. What do you think? Please feel free to rate, curate, and comment http://eol.org/pages/1037781/overview

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Help needed":

    @Ann Lorenc: Thanks Ann, just one more thing: " While not venomous to humans, its bite can cause painful swelling, nausea, vomiting and headaches." If the bite causes nausea, vomiting and headaches, that's most likely due to the venom, so the previous statement about it not being venomous to humans is dubious.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Help needed":

    @Ann Lorenc: Thanks for the brief summary, Ann. Please fix the "it's" to "its" and add the metric conversion for the leg span. It is okay to keep the inches, but 1) metric is used by scientists and 2) almost all countries prefer metric. If you get a chance to add some more scholarly sources that would be helpful too!

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @петя спасова: We don't create pages for new taxa directly on EOL. The new name would have to come in from one of our content partners. The easiest way to do it independently, is to create a page for the taxon on Wikipedia. If you do this, make sure the page has a properly formatted Taxobox, so it will get included in our Wikipedia harvest. Alternatively, I can also create the page for you through our Rapid Response LifeDesk. To do this, I would need the taxon name and a reference for the name. This could be the reference for the original description or any other scientific paper that provides information about the taxon.

    about 1 year ago

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    Ann Lorenc commented on "Help needed":

    Brief Summary added for Heteropoda Maxima.

    about 1 year ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    hey katja how can i create a new page on eol.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added "Plebicula escheri Hübner 1818/27" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added "Argynnis aglaja" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year ago

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    about 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added "Plebicula thersites Cantener 1834" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added "Coenonympha darwiniana Staudinger, 1871" to the collection "Help needed".

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    Michael Wunderli added "Mellicta deione Hübner 1829/41" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added "Erebia gorge Esper 1800" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year ago