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The TaxonIds template summarizes taxonomical identifiers for use in the "External links" section of pages describing taxa. We currently support the following fields:

Identifier Database
wikispecies The page name on WikiSpecies.
name The taxon name. This will default to the page name if not provided, or the Wikispecies link if that is provided, and is automatically italicised. Higher taxa (families and above) should have this field set to prevent the taxon name appearing in italics. It should also be set where the Wikispecies link contains a disambiguation term (e.g. use name=''Iris orientalis'' if the Wikispecies page is "Iris orientalis (Tarachodidae)").
ncbi The NCBI Taxonomy identifier.
eol The Encyclopedia of Life identifier.
itis The Integrated Taxonomic Information System identifier.
worms The World Register of Marine Species identifier.
gbif The Global Biodiversity Information Facility identifier.
paleodb The Paleobiology Database identifier.
others Links to any other databases. For example, you could set this to: [http://arctos.database.museum/name/Mus%20musculus Arctos].

For examples, see the examples page. For now, you can check What links here (or the external transclusion count tool) to see which pages use this template.

Which databases should we include?

  • The database identifier must state the identifier on this page, indicating that the identifier itself is uniquely used to identify this entry.
  • A database should encompass a certain number of species to be included here.

Design notes

  • This template must support taxa at all levels: species names, family names, kingdoms, et al.
  • At some point, we should encode the ids into a short string where it can be read automatically.

See also