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This template is used to link to external reference sources for taxon, the idea is to have two parts, one common and one specific, i.e. for fish that is the first to be implemented there is links to FishBase and fishbol in the specific part for fish and lots of other general sites that should have data for all taxa in the common part.


|type = 
|name = (optional)
|genus =
|species =
|biolibid = (optional)
|eolid = (optional)
|gbifid = (optional)
|iucnid = (optional)

< Fish specific, i.e. if type = fish>
|fishbolid = (optional)
  • type is used to decide which parts that should be displayed, fish, plant, bird*, mammal*, whale* (*) not implemented yet
  • name is used only for decorating the box
  • genus is the genus of the taxon, see the taxobox
  • species is the species of the taxon, see the taxobox
  • biolibid is the BioLib ID, use BioLib and search for genus and species in the search box and press OK, look in the list and pick the correct species and use the <id> that is listed in the URL http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id<id>/.
  • eolid is the Encyclopedia of Life ID, use EOL and search for the genus and species names in the search box and press find, click the correct taxon from the list and use the number that is listed instead of <id> in the URL: http://www.eol.org/pages/<id>.
  • gbifid is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID, use GBIF, agree to the terms of use, and search for the genus and species names in the search box and press "search." Use the number that is listed instead of <id> in the url, http://data.gbif.org/species/<id>/.
  • iucnid is the redlist id, use iucnredlist to find the species and use the <id> from the URL http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/<id>/summ.
  • fishbolid is the Fish Barcode of Life Initiative ID from Fish-BOL.


ToDo List

Feel free to help in anyway to update and improve this template.

  • Would like to implement as sub templates, i.e. one for general structure, one for general links, one for fish links and so on. But have failed to nest templates ....
  • Need a type argument that would decide what specified links that should go into the second part of the box, like fishbase and fishbolid for fishes, and I'm sure there are other specialised sites for birds, mammals, plans, bacteria and so on.
  • Should have a if {{{genus}}} and {{{species}}} for many arguments, use #expr I think.
  • In the example, the link goes to http://www.eol.org/taxa/206683, which is broken. This is the proper link: http://www.eol.org/pages/206683. Can someone fix this? --Nessie (talk) 21:01, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The ITIS link only searches for animals. It should look for all kingdoms. --Nessie (talk) 21:01, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Sub templates

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