A couple species that should be added

Crevice Salamander (Plethodon longicrus), there is a lot of evidence that it is a separate species than Plethodon yonahlossee but even if you don’t think so at least make it a subspecies or Plethodon sp. “longicrus”.

Also Sunderland Springs Planaria (Seidlia remota), there is no debate weather this is a valid species or not it’s just not in the inat database as it is only found in a remote creek in Sunderland Springs, Massachusetts, United States so it does not get much love.

Manitoban Elk (Cervus canadensis manitobensis), for some reason it just gets lumped in with American Elk (Cervus canadensis canadensis) even though it is clearly a separate subspecies.

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Hi Thanassi and welcome to the forum. For any/all cases where you believe a species should be added to iNat, the best practice is to directly flag the genus/relevant parent taxon. So for example for the salamander, you could flag either the genus at https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/27135-Plethodon or P. yonahlossee at https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/27224-Plethodon-yonahlossee. This will allow curators to see the proposed additions, and for user to also discuss them.


ah, thank you, what about species that arent there at all (i.e Seidlia remota)?

would I flag Planaria as Seidlia isn’t on inat?

If it were missing, you would ideally flag the lowest relevant taxonomic group (like family). In the case of Seidilla remota it already has a page under a synonym: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/228528-Polycelis-remota

I just added Seidilla as an inactive scientific name for it and also I added the common name for easier searching in the future.


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