Apologies if this has been discussed or brought up already. As part of the 2021 ID-a-thon, I was exploring a link that @lotteryd had mentioned in his first post of the iconic thread Amount of “Unknown” records is decreasing. That link being https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=any&per_page=100&iconic_taxa=unknown&order=asc&without_taxon_id=48460
This link has
In my thinking, running this should just give purely unknowns but I found when I removed
/identify to see the count, there were 69 species present. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/?iconic_taxa=unknown&order=asc&place_id=any&reviewed=any&view=species&without_taxon_id=48460
My thought is there should be none. I checked a couple and they seem to be lacking a place on the tree of life. I am thinking this needs curating.
Some are viruses, which don’t really get placed like other groups do. Some are ungrafted taxa, most of which at this point have some known issue as to why they’re not grafted. Some are bugs—deactivating and reactivating the taxa might fix them.
Down to 63. Someone is hard at work.
[17m later 61]
For what it is worth I just looked again and there are only 32 species now (well done!). However, I checked off the verifiable in the filters and there are 98 species to be found when searching unknowns including some extinct.
[edit 2hr later https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=unknown&order=asc&place_id=any&subview=grid&verifiable=any&view=species&without_taxon_id=48460]
When I look at this I’m seeing a count of 391 species listed.
I see 31, maybe you look at another link?
Ah yes, I was looking at it without excluding life.
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