Archivos de diario de diciembre 2018

04 de diciembre de 2018

Spider taxonomy curation

With iNaturalist now using a reference source to align spider taxonomy to, I've gradually been working to align the iNaturalist database with the contents of the World Spider Catalog. This work consists of:

  • checking daily for updates logged at WSC and incorporating them
  • reviewing the existing species already in the iNat database and validating their accuracy, making adjustments when needed
  • working through the WSC database to add new species to the iNat database. I'm sort of half tacking this taxonomically, and half tackling it geographically.
  • specialized national spider checklists are being built using the data at WSC. When a checklist is completed, it means all species listed as present in that nation at the WSC are now in the iNat database. So far checklists are done for:
    North America - Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic
    South America - Falkland Islands, South Georgia, St. Helena, Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil
    Africa - Egypt, Ethiopia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Angola, Seychelles, Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Equatoria Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Sao Tome, Cameroon, Gabon, Eritrea, Ghana, Liberia, DRC
    Asia - Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan(Okinawa, Ryukyus, mainland), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, UAE, Lebanon, Yemen, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan
    Oceania - New Caledonia, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Australia (Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga
    Europe - Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Czechia, Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia (Novaya Zemlya, Northern European Russia, Western European Russia, Central European Russia, Eastern European Russia, Southern European Russia, Asian Russia)

  • eventually links on all taxa pages to the relevant WSC page will be added as well as entry of all synonyms listed at WSC
Publicado el 4 de diciembre de 2018 21:31 por cmcheatle cmcheatle | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de diciembre de 2018

Provincial checklist in iNaturalist

With @tristanlknight having an electronic copy in pdf form of the Atlas of Ontario Mosses, I have started the process of uploading that list into iNaturalist as a checklist.

I believe I read when going through the document it documented 490 species of moss in Ontario, so it will take a little time for me to create the complete checklist (the document is a pdf, so not great for electronic manipulation).

The checklist is here :

The atlas is in the public domain, so if you want a copy of the pdf, I can direct you where to find it, or send a copy.

As always if you know someone who would be interested in the project, be sure to let them know about it, and of course to encourage anyone you know who may have records to contribute to load them up, or join onto iNaturalist.

Happy December-

Publicado el 8 de diciembre de 2018 21:08 por cmcheatle cmcheatle | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de diciembre de 2018

200 species documented

Not sure I can deterimine which species, or observer was responsible for the milestone, but looking at the home page of the project this evening, I see it has hit the 200 species milestone.

Publicado el 13 de diciembre de 2018 00:43 por cmcheatle cmcheatle | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario