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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello Sara. Probably not since there are so many species in the world. (I don't have access to the app). I usually use google etc searching on the common name if I have it. Then I cross check to make sure that the info I call up actually makes sense in the context of what I'm looking at. :-)

sara.degroot
sara.degroot 7 years ago

Hi Scott, is there a way to look up scientific names in the Project Noah app? Thanks!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello. Since you know the identity of your organism (from your use of its common name), please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. In this case for the "American alligator" it is * Alligator mississippiensis *. This correctly labels your spotting within the Project Noah image database and completes the basic record. This ensures that groups and individuals can easily find your spotting and use the data. Conversely, it also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. If you are interested in learning how species are named and why this is important, see Project Noah's blog entry http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249... Thanks!

sara.degroot
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sara.degroot

Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 30, 2013
Submitted on Feb 1, 2014

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