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37,000 Missing Observations!

If you have ever searched for the number of verifiable herp records from Texas in the Inaturalist database you will see that there are over 112,000 observations. But only 75,000 of those are in the Herps of Texas Project.

Why?

Because many observers don't know how to get their herp observations into the HOT project. We would love to see those 37,000 missing records added. They are excluded because the observers checked a specific box when entering their data, most without thinking about it.

In order for observations to be included in HOT, you must allow the project curators to see your locality data, even if it is obscured or private. Your obscured / private locations are still obscured from all other users.

So maybe we could make a push to notify those observers about this so that at least some of that huge mass of data can be brought in. We could see a 50% increase in the data of this project with that simple fix. If you find an observation ...more ↓

Posted on January 23, 2019 07:52 PM by sandboa sandboa | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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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 ↓

Mini texasnaturetrackers created this project on August 29, 2012

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