Issue 15717

I listed Rana arvalis and the map is in error

Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: I listed Rana arvalis and the map is in error
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2014-06-01 03:05:34.479
Updated: 2014-06-02 15:46:31.174
Resolved: 2014-06-02 15:46:30.929
Description: The map for Rana arvalis show the species to be found in Africa.
Anyone with the slightest knowledge of frogs know that is incorrect.
The map also lack known datapoints in northern Russia, such as Archeljansk which were published long ago. (Kauri)
In addition it include datapoints that are not validiated and strongly questioned Such as datapoint for the species in Härjedalen Sweden, it derives from a report of a non professional stating to have encountered a single frog of the species.
North of that location there's a multitude of reports of the species both in Jämtland and the southern half of Lapland.(Elmberg et al.)
The distribution is wider in Norway. (Dolmen et al.)
(And the species actually reach up even higher in Norway, this is however unpublished as for May 2014 and need not be added as of yet.)

*Reporter*: Aanta Forsgren
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Created: 2014-06-02 15:46:31.077
Updated: 2014-06-02 15:46:31.077
Won't fix.

Need some way of capturing this kind of information about species distributions in the future. That's a separate issue.