Virus observation is both Research Grade and "Unknown"

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website (didn’t try others)

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Safari 13.1.2, but that seems likely to be irrelevant

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55131919

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: Click “Explore”

Step 2: Leave Species blank. For Location, enter “Australia”

Step 3: Click “Filters”, and click the dotted-leaf-outline-around-question-mark that represents “unknown”

This gives the following URL: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?page=2&place_id=6744&subview=grid&iconic_taxa=unknown

The displayed results include a Research Grade observation of a virus (URL supplied above). I imagine the problem is that viruses aren’t really “life”, but it seems like a bug to put them under “iconic_taxa=unknown” when they have a place in the taxonomy and can be made Research Grade.

Viruses (and a few other taxa) always show in Unknown.

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/non-iconic-taxa-appear-under-unidentified-unknown-observations/702

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/ided-species-turns-up-in-identify-with-unknown-filter/5188

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/genus-nostoc-showing-in-search-for-unknown/8931

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/why-is-state-of-matter-life-not-limited-to-observations-with-conflicting-kingdom-ids/3555/9

It’s a known issue going back to at least 2016:
https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/1150

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I recommend voting for this feature request:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/create-iconic-taxa-for-bacteria-archaea-and-viruses/1464

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Thanks @Star3, this is the first time I had run across it since I don’t usually look at Unknowns. Definitely seems worthy of improvement – I will vote for that feature request.

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