I flagged the fact that a snake was showing up in the “similar species” list for Painted Turtle. The curator informed me that:
‘Similar species’ is an automatic list of other species that Painted Turtles have been mistakenly reported as. Oddly this means, that on at least 2 separate times, users have identified a turtle as this snake species.
I think it would be good for curators to “tag” species for inclusion or omission from similar species - in addition to the automatic algorithm that exists. I think it goes against the purpose of the site to show new users a snake as part of a similar species list.