Specimen

Welcome to the Hyperdiverse platform!

Here, you will have access to all the neogastropod (and tonnoidean) MNHN specimens, their associated data and their picture. You will also have access to the taxonomic identifications proposed by other taxonomists, and can validate them or propose a different identification. A comment system will allow you to justify your identification, discuss with the other taxonomists and eventually come up with a consensus!

The goal of this platform is to identify all the samples that will be analyzed during the HYPERDIVERSE project. These identifications will help us select the samples that will be included in the upcoming neogastropod phylogeny. All these samples will be COI-sequenced. The morphology-based identifications provided through this platform will help us to interpret the molecular result and identify the (many!) new species that will hopefully be described during the project!

To contribute, first click on the icon on the top right corner of this page to create an account. Among other things, you will be asked to list the families for which you have expertise, i.e. for which you will be able to propose identifications.

Once logged in, you will be able to view samples by using the filters on the right-hand side of this page. You can look for an individual specimen using its MNHN number (you don’t need to enter the full MNHN number), or for groups of samples filtered by family, genus, species or country (each of these fields has autocomplete). You can also choose to view only samples that have a picture, and can decide how many samples you want displayed per page.

Clicking on “apply” will display the samples, in different categories: the samples to which you have already added a comment, the samples that have at least one comment (by any user) and the samples that do not yet have any comments.

Clicking on an MNHN number will open a new tab with the available information for that sample: country, expedition, station, latitude, longitude, depth, the name of the taxonomists who provided the identification currently available in the MNHN database, and a picture (when available).

Below it will appear the available identification of the sample at the family, genus and species level. For each of these ranks, you can either confirm the available identification or enter a new identification. Once your identification is submitted, it will be accessible to other users in colored boxes below, the same way that you yourself will have access to the identifications proposed by other users. This can either guide you in your identification, or, if you don’t agree with the identifications propose by other users, you can propose another one and eventually justify your choice in the comments field below. Likewise, the comments proposed by different users will be accessible to all.

NEW: Some samples will have the tag “updated”. Once several taxonomists have agreed on an identification, this identification will be validated and updated in the MNHN database. Once the identification is updated on the platform, the previous comments are hidden (but can still be viewed by clicking on “Previous comments”), and the new identification can now be commented on, if needed.

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Welcome to the Hyperdiverse platform!

Here, you will have access to all the neogastropod (and tonnoidean) MNHN specimens, their associated data and their picture. You will also have access to the taxonomic identifications proposed by other taxonomists, and can validate them or propose a different identification. A comment system will allow you to justify your identification, discuss with the other taxonomists and eventually come up with a consensus!

The goal of this platform is to identify all the samples that will be analyzed during the HYPERDIVERSE project. These identifications will help us select the samples that will be included in the upcoming neogastropod phylogeny. All these samples will be COI-sequenced. The morphology-based identifications provided through this platform will help us to interpret the molecular result and identify the (many!) new species that will hopefully be described during the project!

To contribute, first click on the icon on the top right corner of this page to create an account. Among other things, you will be asked to list the families for which you have expertise, i.e. for which you will be able to propose identifications.

Once logged in, you will be able to view samples by using the filters on the right-hand side of this page. You can look for an individual specimen using its MNHN number (you don’t need to enter the full MNHN number), or for groups of samples filtered by family, genus, species or country (each of these fields has autocomplete). You can also choose to view only samples that have a picture, and can decide how many samples you want displayed per page.

Clicking on “apply” will display the samples, in different categories: the samples to which you have already added a comment, the samples that have at least one comment (by any user) and the samples that do not yet have any comments.

Clicking on an MNHN number will open a new tab with the available information for that sample: country, expedition, station, latitude, longitude, depth, the name of the taxonomists who provided the identification currently available in the MNHN database, and a picture (when available).

Below it will appear the available identification of the sample at the family, genus and species level. For each of these ranks, you can either confirm the available identification or enter a new identification. Once your identification is submitted, it will be accessible to other users in colored boxes below, the same way that you yourself will have access to the identifications proposed by other users. This can either guide you in your identification, or, if you don’t agree with the identifications propose by other users, you can propose another one and eventually justify your choice in the comments field below. Likewise, the comments proposed by different users will be accessible to all.

NEW: Some samples will have the tag “updated”. Once several taxonomists have agreed on an identification, this identification will be validated and updated in the MNHN database. Once the identification is updated on the platform, the previous comments are hidden (but can still be viewed by clicking on “Previous comments”), and the new identification can now be commented on, if needed.

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

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