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[Solved] mammals not on tax list

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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

Mike Gordon

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Jeff
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for posting. Sounds like a great trip.

  • Black Flying Fox is Pteropus alecto; typo in your spelling and present in the taxonomy.
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  • Arctocephalus forsteri is there, with a common name of Australasian Fur Seal.
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Try those and let me know please. Thanks. 

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Jeff

I got the fur seal but Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto) does not come up on my tax list Mammals of the world 2018

Mike

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@magordon Hi Mike,

How are you looking for this?

Try using the Rosetta Stone.

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Do you see it there? Then click the Lookup button on the Rosetta Stone window. Now you should see this.

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Let me know please.

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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

Mike

 

 

 

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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.

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