Non-iconic taxa appear under unidentified/unknown observations

Not sure whether this is a bug report or a feature request as it has been the situation since the ‘unknown’ iconic taxa was introduced. I’m sure it has been discussed before, but it is still annoying :-)

When filtering observations for the iconic taxa ‘Unknown’, observations identified with any bacterial ID show up too, this does not seem appropriate, and is a little annoying ;-)

I’m not sure whether this was deliberate because another ‘iconic’ taxa couldn’t be created or it is assumed (correctly) that there are few observations in this kingdom.

–Tony

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There are not a just few observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=table&taxon_id=67333&view=species

There are 3415 observations of 159 species of Bacteria. I guess it is so low because many people dont know that they can post diseases (or more strictly disease symptoms).

There are also some:
Viruses: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=table&taxon_id=131236&view=species - 113 observations of 9 species.

It is a bit infuriating. Almost a quarter of my “unidentified” observations are these groups.

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We might be seeing a lower number of observations with an NZ filter applied by default

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Yeah, I think it’s kind of both a bug, a least in the “unexpected results” sense, and missing feature(s). Since there are definitely some additional features that could be improved here too (not only removing from Unknown, but also adding a new icon), I’m going to close this report to focus the issue in one place: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/create-iconic-taxa-for-bacteria-archaea-and-viruses/1464