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Species Identification tag warning proposal

One of my numerous proposals from the Redesigning Biology Stack Exchange Bio.Meta post was to create a template or instruction guide for species-identification questions. The goal is to improve the ...
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Another reload on species identification

We have had discussions about this before (the linked post mentions several other, even older posts), but I think it is time for another revamp. We have an increasing number of species ID questions ...
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Edible species identification

Recently there was a few questions asking for identification of potentially edible species: What is the species of these mushrooms? What kind of fruit is this? I think that there is a similar ...
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Plant Identification Questions

Regarding this question: Help identifying the following plants, it seems like we should set a meta precedent for dealing with such posts should they arise in the future. Update The question was moved ...
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Species Identification Questions

Similarly to the discussion of plant identification questions, we now have examples of identify this animal type questions. What should the position be as to whether such discussions are on topic?
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How do you people identify all these critters?

I am always amazed at the answers in species-identification, especially for insects and plants. It seems like a grainy photo, a vague description, and very broad geographical location (often just a ...
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Are there any guideline about species-identification questions?

In this site are there any guideline about species-identification questions? Or any instructions about how to capture some important features of the organism (plant/animal/fungus/whatever)? How much ...
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How are species accurately identified?

I have seen hundreds of species ID questions on this Stack Exchange site. Ranging from Plants ,fungi ,fishes ,reptiles ,insects; anything. From all over the world! My main question is that how are the ...
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Using google lens or an app for identification of species

A lot of questions are asked on Biology SE about species identification. In today's times it has become very easy to right click on the image and an option of 'search using google lens' appears. The ...
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