Checklist Rank Filter not working

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URL: https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4346367-Molopo-Game-List

Here is the list with filter rank= species.
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4346367-Molopo-Game-List?q=&view=photo&rank=species&commit=Filter
ASSUMPTION: species is “species” rank, but does not include subspecies ranks. This is weird but iNat has some funny rules about subspecific ranks. But why are “species” present as subspecies level IDs not included as species?

Here is the list with filter rank= leaves.
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4346367-Molopo-Game-List?q=&view=photo&rank=leaves&commit=Filter
NOTE: It is the same as the rank = species. That cannot be correct. Where are the subspecies and variety leaves? And if by some criterion subspecies are not leaves, then why are their species not considered to be the leaves?

Here is the list with filter rank= any.
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4346367-Molopo-Game-List?q=&view=photo&rank=any&commit=Filter
NOTE: the list is now far longer. It includes species and subspecies.

Can this filter please be fixed.
Checklists are used extensively by managers and researchers, and in southern Africa everyone (except herpetologists) use subspecies.
Basically taxa with subspecies IDs must show up in the “species” filter (either as species or subspecies), and also in the leaf filters (as the finest taxon).

I don’t know the full answer, but had some similar problems. In my case I noticed when adding species to checklists, some didn’t become visible in the list, whether as species or leaves. I was adding bees and some of the species weren’t being added to taxon Bees somehow.

These are all there: they filters are just not displaying them logically …

Does this tie in with for example - Disa on my Cape Peninsula checklist

Mine shows - four species obs left, but only 2 on the right
https://www.inaturalist.org/lifelists/dianastuder?tree_mode=full_taxonomy&taxon_id=119236&place_id=123155

While the actual checklist DOES include all 4 of my species
https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/896441-Cape-Peninsula-Check-List?page=2&q=disa

If I click on the maculata obs left - on the right it says - No species found within this taxon in Cape Peninsula 2, WC, ZA. PPS that obs is obscured - is that the answer?

Or have I missed something on the 2 glitchy obs?

That may make sense in your case. Remember your observations are obscured and may be “outside” the Peninsula, but the checklist for Cape Peninsula 2 includes both observations and lists, and even if all observations happen to be obscured to off CP2, the extra lists (e.g. Adamson & Salter) will still include it inside the area.

But it wont pertain to my query, because these are all from the list, whether observed or not. It is purely a “rank” issue.
Compare:
species - 45 out of 57: https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/896441-Cape-Peninsula-Check-List?q=disa&view=photo&occurrence_status=not_absent&rank=species&commit=Filter
leaves - 45 out of 57: https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/896441-Cape-Peninsula-Check-List?q=disa&view=photo&occurrence_status=not_absent&rank=leaves&commit=Filter
all - 45 out of 62: https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/896441-Cape-Peninsula-Check-List?q=disa&view=photo&occurrence_status=not_absent&rank=all&commit=Filter

in your checklist, you’ve added the subspecies taxa without adding the parent species taxa. if you want to see species or leaves (which are only as granular as species), then you need to add the species-level taxa.

i don’t see a bug here. it’s a data problem.

Surely it is a bug. If the leaves only go to species level, then it should display them as species if the subspecies are present.

Especially seen that any ID to species level is not a complete identification, and it is highly likely that where there are subspecies then all observations will be identified to subspecies level for a checklist of a reserve or other localized area where only one subspecies or variety occurs.

just to clarify, i wasn’t suggesting that you add only the species taxon or only the subspecies taxon. you need to add both the species and subspecies taxa.