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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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

johnkarges

Date

January 16, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Mid-sized adult basking on floating vegetation mat.
N26.13826 W-97.1753638

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

January 16, 2013

Description

Several individuals basking on cattail mats in marsh, including old melanistic individual.
N26.13850 W-97.17534

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

April 17, 2012

Description

Several sliders and cooters basking on emergent logs, mix of T. scripta elegans and P. gorzugi.
N29.35867 W-100.94008
Photo legend: 1) solo turtle is male Red-eared Slider, 2) pair of turtles on the horizontal log includes the smaller Trachemys scripta on the right, and 3) turtles on very diagonal log includes P. gorzugi but Trachemys scripta is the highest of the animals, and with a distinctly clear carapace.

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Rio Grande Cooter Pseudemys gorzugi

Observer

johnkarges

Date

April 17, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Several large females and some males among basking turtles on emergent logs, along with Red-eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans).
N29.35867 W-100.94008

Photo legend:
1) solo turtle - male P. gorzugi,
2) pair of turtles, larger is female P. gorzugi, smaller is a red-eared slider, 3) multiple turtles - two largest and one piggybacking are P. gorzugi, left is red-eared slider

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Western Coachwhip Coluber flagellum ssp. testaceus

Observer

timcole

Date

August 31, 2014 09:51 PM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

timcole

Date

August 31, 2014 09:48 PM CDT

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Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

timcole

Date

August 31, 2014 09:21 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

adrianj

Date

April 11, 2014 02:52 PM CDT

Description

This was taken with a phone through my binoculars, which may account for the strange color?

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Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Anolis carolinensis

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 31, 2014

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Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 08:32 PM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

lauriehall581

Date

August 31, 2014 08:14 PM CDT

Place

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Description

Another, smaller animal, close to 3 feet long. Caught this one crossing the road too. Both of today's atrox are safe.

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

lauriehall581

Date

August 31, 2014 07:52 PM CDT

Description

Estimated between 3 1/2 to 4 feet long, first saw it crossing the dirt road. It quickly sought shelter under a mesquite tree when I tried for photos.

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Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 04:06 PM CDT

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Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 12:28 PM CDT

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Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 04:04 PM CDT

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Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

Observer

johnkarges

Date

May 11, 2012

Description

Several adult individuals seen, very common at this site on exposed bedrock of Madera Creek bed and boulders and cliffs lining the canyon floor.
N30.65885 W-104.16517

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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Observer

johnkarges

Date

May 30, 2007

Description

Adult swimming in pupfish refugium canal (outflow of Phantom Spring) through cattails.
N30.934825 W-103.84875

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Greater earless lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Observer

lauriehall581

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

A male, perched on some rocks on a narrow promontory. One close-up shot, and one that shows the habitat.

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Greater earless lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Observer

lauriehall581

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

Small female I observed perched on rocks, then as she foraged. She would stop and wave her tail as she foraged. She then did a shimmy burial in the loose rocks, with her back legs and tail still visible.

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

lauriehall581

Date

August 30, 2014 06:03 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Fast little male!

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Central Texas Whipsnake Masticophis taeniatus [inactive]

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 11:46 AM CDT

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Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 09:53 AM CDT

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Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus ssp. scutulatus

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 31, 2014 10:41 AM CDT

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

at Oliver Park

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Plain-bellied Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

at Oliver Creek, we had some discussion about the ID of this snake, all input welcome

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Ornate Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 30, 2014 04:50 PM CDT

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Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

August 30, 2014 08:19 PM CDT

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Texas Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoletus

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

found hiding in my potting soil

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Little Brown Skink Scincella lateralis

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

not sure at all of this ID. This poor little guy may have been stepped on accidentally when it got in the middle of a group of people walking at Oliver Park

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Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

Observer

connor22

Date

August 29, 2014 08:56 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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