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Glossary correction

froggy

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Hi all.

I just had a glance at the glossary, and under "Amphibian", the description states that the three orders are Anura, Caudata and 'Caecilia'. The last one is not correct - it is either Apoda or Gymnophiona (the latter is 'more' correct, I believe).

Just thought it was important to have that correct!

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Well spotted. It's been changed.
 

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Not related but also a correction, i saw the other day that the photo gallery is still using the name Mesotriton.
 

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Not related but also a correction, i saw the other day that the photo gallery is still using the name Mesotriton.

I've changed the category name, which should help with the burning sensation. Many of the images loaded have the old name associated with them so keep the eye drops handy.

Part of me was tempted to change it back to Triturus - must be a Friday thing.
 

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Oh gods, no...not Triturus...anything but Triturus, i beg you.
The eye thing was all for a laugh, but call it Triturus and i will suffer xD
 

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These synonyms might turn your stomach (particularly the Lacerta and Gecko ones!)

Triton alpestris Laurenti, 1768
Triton Wurfbainii Laurenti, 1768
Triton Salamandroides Laurenti, 1768
Lacerta (Triton) gyrinoides Merrem, 1789
Gecko gyrinoides — Meyer, 1795
Salamandra alpestris — Schneider, 1799
Salamandra ignea Bechstein, 1800
Salamandra cincta Latreille, 1800
Salamandra wurfbaini — Sonnini de Manoncourt & Latreille, 1801
Salamandra rubriventris Daudin, 1803
Molge ignea — Merrem, 1820
Molge alpestris — Merrem, 1820
Molge wurfbaini — Merrem, 1820
Triton igneus Goldfuss, 1820
Triton zonarius Millet de la Turtaudière, 1828
Triton Wurfbeinii — Schinz, 1833
Triton apuanus Bonaparte, 1839
Triton alpestris — Gray, 1850
Triton alpestris apuanus — Gray, 1850
Hemitriton alpestris — Dugès, 1852
Triton neglectus Jan, 1857

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Good work, all.:happy:

Chris, you have even my eyes burning.:eek:
 

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Hi all.

I just had a glance at the glossary, and under "Amphibian", the description states that the three orders are Anura, Caudata and 'Caecilia'. The last one is not correct - it is either Apoda or Gymnophiona (the latter is 'more' correct, I believe).

Just thought it was important to have that correct!

Chris
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