Design of species picker for Roadkill

The design of the species picker for roadkill is causing some confusion for users when they try to search for a non-standard animal.

Currently there are three lists to search on:

  1. Common Road Kill (sic)
  2. Idaho Animals
  3. North America

The roadkill list cause some confusion because users search on this list by default but may fail to find the animal since this is a short list.

Perhaps we should change the Roadkill list to hyperlinks (like the recently reported species list but perhaps at a different location) and only have the "Idaho Animals" and "North America" lists?

Querying from the database here are our top Roadkilled animals:

Count    Critter
6442    Odocoileus hemionus (16300)
961    Odocoileus virginianus (18807)
826    Odocoileus (7918)
488    Cervus canadensis (74374)
192    Unknown (-99)
182    Mephitis (7790)
145    Alces americanus (77108)
128    Procyon lotor (77652)
68    Lepus (7265)
63    Felis catus (18225)
59    Canis latrans (17263)
41    Vulpes vulpes (19641)
37    Antilocapra americana (15532)
37    Strigiformes -- Unclassified (93754)
34    Ovis (15427)
34    Taxidea taxus (16549)
24    Erethizon (6988)
24    Meleagris gallopavo (18410)
13    Aquila chrysaetos (15974)
12    Felis concolor (16498)
11    Accipiter or Buteo (93750)
11    Canis lupus (19117)
11    Castor canadensis (15973)
9    Equus caballus (17913)
8    Lepus americanus (18768)
7    Canis familiaris (15965)
7    Ursus americanus americanus (80827)
5    Sciuridae (1539)
4    Anser (7421)
4    Branta (7539)
4    Neovison (15017)
3    Erethizon dorsatum (16181)
3    Lynx rufus (20035)
3    Sciuridae -- Unclassified (93758)
2    Dasymutilla (9374)
2    Lontra canadensis (16940)
2    Mustela frenata (15911)
2    Phasianidae -- Unclassified (93761)
2    Phasianus (8032)
2    Sylvilagus (8317)
1    Buteo jamaicensis (17490)
1    Centrocercus urophasianus phaios (80893)
1    Cygnus (7737)
1    Cygnus olor (15835)
1    Gulo gulo (17557)
1    Martes americana (18839)
1    Sylvilagus nuttallii (17537)
1    Ursus arctos horribilis (80240)

I think "normal" is too high

Priority: -> low
State: -> active
Client: -> Portal
Assigned: unassigned -> idfg-bstuder

I think "normal" is too high of a priority for this at this time.

Thanks for documenting this. 

This is half-fixed.  For a

Client: Portal -> Observations

This is half-fixed.  For a full fix we need to change the code that is calling #ifwis_ObserverSpecies a onclick and change it to a class we can reuse and then add common roadkill species as hyperlinks directly below the species textbox.

Estimated Time to Fix: Minutes.

Fixed.  Uses standard species

State: active -> closed

Fixed.  Uses standard species picker shared with observations.  We may need to consider removing some silly animals from this list (mosquito for example), but that would be separate ticket.