A great post on Accuracy

Our friends at the LA Museum of Natural History obviously care as much about their data as we do. They just posted on the importance of assigning accuracy to your observations. This is critical to how we use the data. Always remember, make it count, assign accuracy! You can see the post here:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/959/journal/3263

Posted on August 04, 2014 12:27 PM by cullen cullen | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

our porch light comes on any time someone moves near the porch; guess that attracts enough insects for this guy to feed on in the evening

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True Toads Family Bufonidae

Observer

lg_price

Date

August 28, 2014 10:37 AM CDT

Description

I didn't try to touch it or move it to get better photos.

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Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 28, 2014

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pond slider Trachemys scripta

Observer

naturenut

Date

July 5, 2014

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timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Observer

j-gerland

Date

August 5, 2014

Description

rattlesnake, timber?

cullen Project curator ID

Crotalus horridus

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Gulf Coast Toad Incilius nebulifer

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

August 28, 2014 01:40 AM CDT

Description

AOR on FM 476.

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 27, 2014

Description

first I thought it might have been a snake moving in the brush but when I look down I find this bullfrog staring at me lol.. cute fellow but its huge

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Rough green snake Opheodrys aestivus

Observer

shelbyfrizzell

Date

August 13, 2014

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

August 27, 2014 06:57 AM CDT

Description

Young of year in early AM on it's sleep perch.

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Gulf Coast Toad Incilius nebulifer

Observer

adrianj

Date

August 26, 2014 10:11 PM CDT

Description

Next to backyard pond.

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Observer

adrianj

Date

August 26, 2014 10:11 PM CDT

Description

These guys were singing in my backyard all spring, but this is the first one I've seen. I'd love an ID confirmation as I live in east Austin on the Blackland Prairie, and assumed they'd only be west on the Hill Country side of Austin.

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Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

Observer

ameec

Date

May 23, 2014 09:48 AM CDT

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Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Date

August 20, 2014

Description

Note the molt in the tail and mud on the head.

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

August 26, 2014 10:13 AM CDT

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Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 24, 2014 04:37 PM CDT

Description

Adult AOR in afternoon, scrub thicket and grasslands habitat, mowed road shoulder.
N30.17334 W-102.72077

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Phrynosoma cornutum

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Texas Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 24, 2014

Description

Subadult active at roadside park, gravel and leaf litter of Musquiz Cienega valley floor. Animal to the upper right of the bright blue beer bottle cap (upper right center of photo), best viewed in "original" enlarged format and perhaps not diagnostic.
N30.52778 W-104.82606

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Observer

dealfarms

Date

August 25, 2014 07:24 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Desert Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

sebert

Date

August 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Observer

sebert

Date

August 3, 2014

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Thamnophis marcianus

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Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 24, 2014 10:34 AM CDT

Description

Adult AOR in semi-arid plains grassland of Davis Mountains foothills
N30.74141 W-104.13950

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus atrox

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Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 23, 2014 03:29 PM CDT

Description

Adult mottled rock rattlesnake found along trailside in pinyon-oak-pine-juniper closed-canopy woodland near Bridge Gap. Photo taken after the disturbed snake took shelter in tree trunk cavity at ground level.
N30.6426138 W-104.1624555

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus lepidus

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Mountain short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 23, 2014 02:25 PM CDT

Description

Small adult on trail in shrubland grassland with surface rocks.
N30.63683 W-104.16755

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Phrynosoma hernandesi

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Mountain short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 23, 2014 01:59 PM CDT

Description

Neonate Mountain Short-horned Lizard, active on gravelly area surrounded by shrub grasslands west of the summit of Mount Livermore
N30.63559 W-104.17445

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Phrynosoma hernandesi

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

ameec

Date

May 9, 2014 09:48 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Alligator mississippiensis

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Texas Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

Observer

johnkarges

Date

August 22, 2014

Description

Juvenile active on sidewalk/gravelly area along San Felipe del Rio Creek
N29.36695 W-100.88525

toby Project curator ID

Aspidoscelis gularis

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Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

August 25, 2014 12:53 PM CDT

toby Project curator ID

Plestiodon fasciatus

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Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

August 25, 2014 04:04 PM CDT

toby Project curator ID

Hyla versicolor

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

August 22, 2014 11:36 AM CDT

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Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 12, 2014

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Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

Observer

bonitataylor

Date

August 18, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Hunting in the water run-off

caudisona Project curator ID

Thamnophis proximus
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The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Texas. Our highest priority is to collect information on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). However, we hope this project will lead to a better understanding of the distribution of all reptile and amphibian species in Texas and we encourage others to use this data for ...more ↓

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