Species Distribution Maps


Under the Geographic Range section of each assessment you’ll see a map. This map displays the range that accompanies the assessment in pink. This is the IUCN species distribution map prepared based on literature records (typically field guides and maps drawn from species descriptions and revisions rather than on comprehensive locality data) and which is used to calculate the area of the species’ overall distribution (its extent of occurrence) for the final Red List accounts. This is also the map that will be amended following conversations in the discussion forum to add new observations or corroborate previously unconfirmed records.

Acanthodactylus boskianus Map
You’ll also see iNaturalist observations of the species. These observations appear green if they have been confirmed as being of Research Quality (meaning they have photos, dates and agreements on the identification). Unconfirmed observations appear orange. You can click on each observation to see more details. You’ll also see country, province, and municipality boundaries where the species is thought to occur. These places appear green if species occupancy has been confirmed with research quality observations.

 

Echis pyramidum Observation
Click the Add Observation button to contribute observations to the map. This will bring you to the Add Observation form on iNaturalist. You can upload photos from your desktop or by connecting to your Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa photos. Agree to the terms and join the project to authorize the Biodiversity Assessment Unit to use your observations and photos. You can also add Creative Commons licenses to your photos and observations under your Account settings. iNaturalist also has Android and iPhone apps which can be used to contribute observations.

 

Add Observation

 

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