Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Stagmomantis. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Stagmomantis carolina 119989

Taxon split aaaaaa 48px Taxonomic Split 84106 (Committed on 2020-10-20)

NOTE: This taxon split was reverted. Please discuss at https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/507649

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Stagmomantis conspurcata was recently split off from S. carolina in "Revalidation of Stagmomantis (Stagmomantis) conspurcata (Serville, 1839)". The paper can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344211369_Revalidation_of_Stagmomantis_Stagmomantis_conspurcata_Serville_1839

Revalidation of Stagmomantis (Stagmom... (Citation)
Added by i_fox on October 21, 2020 06:24 | Committed by i_fox on October 20, 2020
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I'm in the process of reverting this split b/c it contradicts the authority for mantids we've listed in the Curator's Guide, specifically because Stagmomantis conspurcata isn't listed in Mantodea Species File. If iNat needs to diverge from the authority we're following, that divergence should be registered in the form of a "deviation" from that authority (see https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/taxon_frameworks) before being used in a split.

The lack of atlases here also meant that all observations of S. carolina got re-identified at the genus level, so atlases for output taxa are also an important pre-req for a good split.

The recommendation of several curators at https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/507649 and https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/problematic-stagmomantis-carolina-taxon-split/17500 was to revert, with the possibility of re-committing this in the future after the deviation has been registered and atlases made, so I've executed the reversion part of that.

I'm hoping the reversion will be complete some time today.

Posted by kueda about 1 month ago (Flag)

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