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[Solved] mammals not on tax list
I recently returned from a trip to Australia.
2 mammals were not on the Mammals of the World tax list
Black Flying Fox "Pteropus Alceto"
New Zealand Fur Seal "Arctocephalus forsteri"
How do I add them
Thanks for posting. Sounds like a great trip.
- Black Flying Fox is Pteropus alecto; typo in your spelling and present in the taxonomy.
- Arctocephalus forsteri is there, with a common name of Australasian Fur Seal.
Try those and let me know please. Thanks.
I got the fur seal but Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto) does not come up on my tax list Mammals of the world 2018
Got it. What happened is that I searched Mammals of the world with Australia as location and Black Flying Fox did not come up. When I searched with no location, it came up
Thanks for your help
Yes Mike, the location data for the Mammals tax list is sparse at best. It is very hard to find sources for proper mammal distribution. This has been a multi-year on-going effort by myself and others to gradually improve it.