Ways to find relevant taxon flags?

One can see flags in a taxon (e.g. via flags: https://www.inaturalist.org/flags?taxon_id=129714
via taxa: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/129714/flags), but these only show the taxon.

  1. Is there a way to see flags in all children of a taxon, or even better to subscribe to flags for taxa (and children).

  2. Might we be able to use the programming code that tells us when a species we have observations in has been swapped or merged, to tell us when these taxa have been flagged?

  3. Similarly, if as a curator I add a species ID, could I not be notified that it has outstanding taxon lags.

I certainly would be happy to do more curation: it is just in those groups in which I have a competence, I dont know which are flagged. Most of my curation is from people requesting specific updates.
However, I now have a month’s updates that I have been unable to help with, and they have disappeared into the system. I have no way of retrieving them.


It unfortunately doesn’t show a complete listing (shows a max of 10 flags), but if you go to the Taxonomy Details page,

You can see a sampling of flags on descendant taxa:


Regarding #1 - if the group is covered by a taxa framework, which is not all areas of the taxonomy, but covers at least mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, odonata, spiders (and I’m likely missing a few others), on the page for the taxa framework relationship is a link that collates all the flags under that branch.

You can’t see them all at once, but you can click through to get to the relevant entries.

For example :
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/40151/taxonomy_details lists 3 areas in mammals that have flags active (note they could be anything from ‘the taxonomy is wrong’ to ‘add a common name’).

There is no subscription to flags, I added it somewhere as a request, but cant remember where.

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I may be misinterpreting your question, but a slight variation on your initial query seems to provide all the flags within children of a taxon, for example all flags in the Proteaceae:

(Apologies for a non-curator butting in on the “Curators” section.)


Cool: thanks - that is what I was wanting for Q1! Nice.