Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Mustela. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Mustela erminea 41808

Taxonomic Split 94862 (Guardado el 31/07/2021)

ASM Mammal Diversity Database Ver. 1.... (Referencia)
Añadido por bobby23 el 17 de julio de 2021 | Comprometido por bobby23 el 31 de julio de 2021
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Publicado por jeremyhussell hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)

Thank you! I agree that the maps could be improved. However, this is not an issue I will be able to easily address until I’m home from field work next week.

Publicado por bobby23 hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)

@jeremyhussell @ash2016 sorry for the delay.

The taxonomic change was derived from the Mammal Diversity Database, who follow the recent study Colella et al. 2021. The geographic treatment of these taxa is expressed in Figure 4, as shown below.

I agree that there are matters that still need to be resolved, such as identify of the weasels in Greenland and neighboring Canadian landmasses, but the authors tentatively aligned these with the eastern clade in Figure 4 and I feel more comfortable following suite on iNaturalist.

What would be the preferred coarse of action?

Publicado por bobby23 hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)

I'm not sure what to do about Greenland and the Canadian arctic archipelago. Perhaps just add Baffin Island to the M. richardsonii range and remove Greenland and Prince Patrick Island? Either that or add everything to M. richardsonii until more becomes known.

Some detail work is needed in the islands off the coast of BC. Baranoff Island and Chichagof Island have been assigned to M. erminea. I think it's Admiralty Island which has the enclave, not them. Also, many smaller islands neighbouring Graham Island and Prince of Wales Island should be inside the range for M. haidarum.

Publicado por jeremyhussell hace alrededor de 1 mes (Marca)

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