User talk:Wsiegmund

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Re: Welcome[edit]

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Erythranthe alsinoides[edit]

I have made some edits toErythranthe alsinoides that you may find useful. Hope this helps. Andyboorman (talk) 18:33, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks, Andyboorman. I am rusty becauseI haven't edited Wikispecies since 2015. About 126 species are affected by {{Barker et al., 2012}}. Is it possible to automate similar changes to the affected pages in Wikispecies? Best wishes, Wsiegmund (talk) 18:51, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
@Wsiegmund: Welcome back! I am not aware of an automatic way of making the changes you allude to. Take Mimulus guttatus there are two combinations Mimulus guttatus Fisch. correctly Erythranthe lutea (L.) G.L.Nesom and Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC. correctly Erythranthe guttata (DC.) G.L.Nesom. There is no way this can be undertaken except by going through the information systematically. Having made some changes in 2015 I now realise that I have made a few orphans and also left the species list for Mimulus needing some edits. I apologise for this mess with the only excuse that I tend to concentrate on order/family through genus down to "accepted" species, where there is still a lot of work to do, of course adding papers to back up my changes. However, given my concentration on papers etc. you may like to look at Mimulus on Catalogue of Life (updated March 2017), as this source has a CSV download which is easy to WS format. That is, if you are intending to get stuck into Phrymaceae using Barker at al., 2012, which is now accepted and used by all databases. This would be most appreciated! If you do so cross checking with flora can help as well, as a quick Google Scholar search. If I can help please ask. Best Regards Andyboorman (talk) 20:44, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
I'll work on this, but it will be slow. Thank you for your helpful comments. Best wishes, Wsiegmund (talk) 22:32, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
@Wsiegmund: I have reduced Mimulus down to its s.s. circumscription, but have a few combinations yet to be transferred, as well as a few orphans to deal with! Best wishes Andyboorman (talk) 19:54, 9 April 2017 (UTC)