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[Solved] Entering Sightings for SPUHs
I have noted that Traill's Flycatcher occurs in the ABA checklist when entering sightings. I assume this works for undecided Willow/Alder sightings. Is there a way to cite "Empidonax species" that has not been further identified? Thank you.
Yes. See this topic on creating SPUHs in your taxonomic list. These sightings carry over to new versions of the taxonomic list.
FYI - Traill's Flycatcher is only a synonym for Alder Flycatcher (E. alnorum). It has not been officially split.
Thanks Jeff. Is an SPUH the same thing as a "thing?" I added Trailii Spieces under the add thing button to my ABA and Clements tax list, and that seemed to work. What does SPUH stand for?
Ok that makes sense. So the ending sp. makes a thing a spuh. Is that correct. I can ad Empid sp., but I was aiming at narrowing it down to being either a Willow or Adler. Hence my thought at Traillii sp. picking up the pre-split nomenclature. Might Adler/Wilson sp. work?
Yes, in the instructions referenced above, that would be a SLASH. All these terms you never knew you were missing out on! 🙂
Yes, ending in "sp." makes it a SPUH.
I thought I had it. But when I try to add Alder/willow Sp. and Empid sp. as a new thing in my taxonomic lists, I get the message "This Thing is already in use in this taxonomic list with the same classification. Use the taxonomy Editor to change it."
But niether appears on the list under the Empidonax category. Sorry, but I thought I had it.
How about I get onto your computer and show you how to do this. Send email to me at email@example.com to set up a time please.
I got onto Jim's computer this morning and got him going.
For documentation purposes, here is what you do to create SLASH that is a bird identified to either an Alder or a Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum or E. traillii.
Oops. Important to note, that you check the box that says Not Countable so that sightings for this Thing are not counted on your life list. I left that step off in the screenshot above.
Thanks again for your friendly help.
Quick question. It's working fine. When I search empid.sp. all my citings of empids come up. Is there a way to search so I only get those that I labelled empid.sp., i.e., the unknown cases?
Also, please note for Sort Order, you can click and drag the new SLASH Thing and drop it on traillii on the tree. This is so all sightings of this SLASH will appear right after Willow Flycatcher when sorting taxonomically.
That was easy. Thank you!!