As with many other problems adding it means we already have all the info about taxa, but in fact we mostly don’t, so populating it will be very difficult and ofte isleading, if we add one continent but not the other. I think it’s a good call, but we should start with well known groups as vertebrates.
This could be solved by 2 minor tweaks to the existing setup
if a taxa is listed on a continental checklist, highlight the continent in colour on the map tab, right now nation is the lowest level of breakdown which is mapped
make a minor change to the Establishment Means section on the Status tab so that all entries on a checklist display, versus the current configuration of only showing entries where the Establishment Means is populated. Right now it’s not even good enough to get onto a checklist, this has to be entered. Perhaps rename it something like ‘Distribution’.
As has been discussed on other threads on the forum, please try and stay away from colour coding solutions, they are useless for users like me who are colour blind.
So long as you use other observation or specimen based resources, GBIF being a key one but there are plenty of others, it’s fine to add distribution not supported by iNat observations.