The way taxon statuses are displayed for subspecies is confusing

In the Status tab, when viewing a subspecies, variety, or other infraspecific taxon, the conservation statuses for the full species are displayed mixed in with the statuses for the taxon that is displayed on the page. This is super confusing when the species is common in the state and also has rare subspecies in the same state. Or is rare in another state, but the subspecies you’re looking at only occurs in a different state.

For example:
This subspecies is rare and endemic to Nevada. There are also populations of common subspecies within the state. The full species is also rare in Alberta and Nebraska. All of these statuses show up on this page with no distinction between which taxon they apply to, making it very confusing which ones apply to the taxon on this page.

One other slight annoyance is that updating any of the conservation statuses in the list places my name and the current date as the most recent update to ALL of the statuses on the page. I haven’t reviewed any of the other states and it erases the info about who may have done the updates for other states.

I’m not sure how to fix this. I’m sure there are cases where it makes sense to show the parent taxon’s statuses but there should be some indicator of which taxon that status belongs to. If it’s confusing to someone who works with these statuses every day, it must be confusing to lots of other people too.

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There is already a plan for displaying cascading statuses:

And there is already a bug report for the attribution problem:


Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I searched for several related keywords and couldn’t find the existing thread.

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