In the Taxon page, a link to a distribution map that makes reference would be very useful.
For instance, reviewing the Senna observations, I generated the following document manually in order to spare much time while reviewing observations. I put similar species in the same row. For each species, I needed a link to the taxon page (to check the pictures) and a link to the POWO page (to check the distribution map).
Of course I didn’t want to rely on the distribution map generated by iNat, because it is biased by all identification errors and more importantly because if I find the same species at a new location I need a reference document to know if it this new location is reasonable or not for this species.
|Senna alata||iNat||Senna reticulata||iNat|
|Senna aymara||iNat||Senna versicolor||iNat|
|Senna barclayana||iNat||Senna sophera||iNat|
|Senna bicapsularis||iNat||Senna pendula||iNat|
It would be great to have a link to the POWO distribution map in the taxon page. And it would be great to have also a link to the POWO distribution map for all other taxons in the “Other species commonly misidentified as this species” panel, so that it would provide exactly the same informations as in the table above:
Near “Senna reticulata” I would like a link to the POWO distribution map, and another link near “Senna alata” in the bottom panel.
Indeed, there are several pairs of species that are very similar and that are [often] distinguishable by location. Taking the location into account is even more important when reviewing observations whose pictures don’t show the details (which happens >90%).
Such a feature would be incentive, it would help learning more about the species and it would make the identification work quicker and better.