Kind of evidence of organism presence observed. Please suggest more options in the comments!

Datatype: text
Allowed values:
organism seen 770
organism heard 17
scat 113
tracks 304
nest 31
partial remains 98
feeding sign 42
gall 22
shell 263
home 3
Created by: kueda kueda
Values:

Observations specifying this field

Observation Evidence type

Photos / Sounds

What

Sac Spiders (Family Clubionidae)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:57 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:50 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:48 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:46 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Carpet Moths (Subfamily Larentiinae)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:40 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Jasmine Moth (Palpita vitrealis)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:39 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

True Hoppers (Suborder Auchenorrhyncha)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:07 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:03 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Loopers (Family Geometridae)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 09:05 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Blue-spotted Girdled Lizard (Ninurta coeruleopunctatus)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 03:51 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Black Wedge Pyralis (Diasemia monostigma)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 03:10 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Queen Malachite (Ecchlorolestes nylephtha)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 03:04 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Cape River Frog (Amietia fuscigula)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 02:35 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Cape River Frog (Amietia fuscigula)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 02:34 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 01:39 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Orchard Spider and Allies (Genus Leucauge)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 01:39 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Minispur Hair Orchid (Holothrix exilis)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 2021
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Rough Lobelia (Lobelia neglecta)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 01:14 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Blombush (Metalasia trivialis)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 01:16 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Cupreous Blue (Eicochrysops messapus)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 01:07 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Lizard Disa (Disa hians)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 2021
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Mountain Rushiris (Bobartia macrospatha ssp. macrospatha)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 12:57 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Bark Capesaffron (Gnidia oppositifolia)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 12:51 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Lamenting Grasshopper (Eyprepocnemis plorans)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 12:36 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus ssp. pygerythrus)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 05:25 PM SAST
organism seen

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What

Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 04:00 PM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Forest Sugarbush (Protea mundii)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 11:00 AM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Brachyceran Flies (Suborder Brachycera)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 10:44 AM SAST
organism seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Rainforest Brown (Cassionympha cassius)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 10:42 AM SAST
organism seen

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What

Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

February 13, 2021 10:41 AM SAST
organism seen
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Comments

How about galls?

Posted by beartracker over 5 years ago (Flag)

Could include gall. Can you think of a more generlized way to express this phenomenon that would include other parasite-induced features like galls, bot fly lesions, etc.? Or is it worth keeping such things separate?

Posted by kueda over 5 years ago (Flag)

It might be worth keeping it separate since it gives more detailed categories.

Posted by beartracker over 5 years ago (Flag)

Alright, I added "gall" if you want to use it.

Posted by kueda over 5 years ago (Flag)

Thanks! I'll use it.

Posted by beartracker over 5 years ago (Flag)

what about feathers? Here is an example observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35500991

Posted by mkkennedy over 1 year ago (Flag)
Posted by mkkennedy over 1 year ago (Flag)

I would classify feathers as "partial remains." Shell would kind of fit in that too, though if it did merit an additional value here it would have to be well-defined. Does that include egg shells? What about arthropod exuvia?

Posted by kueda over 1 year ago (Flag)

For shells & exuvia, partial remains sort of works, though another term might be better. Hard remains? Cover bones, shells & exuvia. Or how else to state ir? Partial implies not whole, but also not specific. Bone/shell/exuvia imply durable traces that may suggest presence at some point in past, possibly nearby but may have been moved (by collector/predator/weather/water). So has different implications for the observation than the other terms.

Posted by clauden over 1 year ago (Flag)

I have used "carcass" as a sort of cover-all term to include any remains when they were not easy to classify. That may not be too accurate in my part though.

Posted by beartracker over 1 year ago (Flag)

here is a definition from BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre) for 'shell'
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/S12/current/S1239/

Posted by mkkennedy over 1 year ago (Flag)

i have a few observation photos of beaver lodges - should there be new vocab terms for 'homes' such as lodges or burrows that are separate from nests? example https://inaturalist.ca/observations/10684050

Posted by mkkennedy over 1 year ago (Flag)

I think I'm just going to start adding things people request and stop worrying about semantics. That's what annotations are for. Curators, feel free to edit this field as you see fit.

Posted by kueda over 1 year ago (Flag)

@kueda, here are my thoughts:
(1) The "Skulls & Bones" project is one example of folks who specifically want bones, not partial remains or bones with tissues attached. I would vote for a separate category for bones.
(2) Likewise, the "Found Feathers" project is only interested in bird feathers, not bones, not other animal remains. Also, if feathers are categorized as "partial remains", that suggests to me the bird was dead, which isn't necessarily the case, if the bird was just molting.
(3) The "partial remains" category could then be for multiple tissue types (e.g., bones, hair, skin, internal organs, etc.)
(4) Since you allow multiple entries for this Annotation, one could add several categories, as applicable, e.g., bones, feather
(5) Would you like to add "smelled organism" to include skunk/fox scent? (see the values for the "How was this detected?" field.
(6) Would it be possible to map the "How was this detected?" field to the "Evidence Type" annotation, similar to how the "Observation field: Alive (AOR), Dead (DOR), or Injured (IOR)" observation field maps into the "Alive or Dead" annotation? If that can be done automatically, hundreds or thousands of current observations could have an auto-updated "Evidence Type" annotation.
Thanks for creating this new annotation. It will be very helpful.

Posted by truthseqr about 1 year ago (Flag)

@truthseqr, there's an extensive conversation about Evidence of Presence at https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/new-annotation-evidence-of-presence/23945, so I encourage you to add your thoughts there. We can map certain observation field values to annotations, presuming there is a good semantic match (e.g. "scat" matches exactly, but "Found remains" is ambiguous).

Posted by kueda about 1 year ago (Flag)

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