[Taxacom] Species Pages - where are the online descriptions?

Dr. Rodham E. Tulloss ret at eticomm.net
Sun Feb 1 08:35:15 CST 2009

I see that people are interested to know where the data on a species page comes 
from.  In the case of the Amanita Studies site edited by Zhu-liang Yang and 
yours truly, we used our own research (at times unpublished) in every case that 
we could.  Rarely collected species from places distant from Kunming and New 
Jersey tend to get covered by data based at least in part on the literature 
(although we often augment this with our own spore measurements because we find 
old spore data in the literature not to be reproducible).  Our photos come from 
ourselves, our students (in Yang's case), and colleagues around the world who 
send us photographs that are verifiably identified (usually accompanied by 
exsiccata).  We are very appreciative of the many people who help us with 
material and information.

We would, of course, like to have feed back from people who take a look at the 
site as to how it could better serve the world scientific community.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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