Make crustaceans and myriapods iconic taxa

#1

Arachnids and Insects are both major groups of arthropods and have their own category on iNaturalist lists. I am humbly proposing that crustaceans and myriapods, also major groups of arthropods receive their own unique categories so that these cool animals aren’t just lumped in with the “other animals” category

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#2

well, then there is the ENTIRE kingdom of plants lumped together. It would be great to get some splits into at least gymnosperms and angiosperms and ferns and mosses, or something. But the way they nest together it’s hard to do that without making polyphylletic groups i guess.

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#3

Agree, I think there’s still enough free screen space on that menu to add another row of categories

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#4

Bacteria and viruses could use their own icons, too.

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#5

I’m not sure how significant of an issue that is. Reptilia is a polyphelletic group, yet it is also considered an iconic taxa.

I would at least like to see all arthropods represented by a red teardrop on the maps.

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#6

Yes, me too – I totally want an icon for Bacteria, and one for Viruses!

I fairly often photograph plant diseases that are identifiable to the species level from the appearance of the leaves, or other parts of the plant affected.

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#7
Don't forget the Archaea.
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#8

I would instead lump insects and spiders into an all-encompassing “arthropods” group and use the newly open slot for something like bacteria or another missing taxon.

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