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Instead of changing the cat from "Genus species" to "Genus" if the first doesn't exist, why not just create the species cat page and link the cat to the genus... It's better to have cats as specific as possible then lumping a ton of species into one cat. — raeky (talk | edits) 01:07, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for adding the category to this image: File:Kookaburra-002.jpg. Could you check this one too? File:Kookaburra-001.jpg By the way, if you go to your preference and there to gadgets and if you activate the tool 'HotCat' adding categories is much easier. - Amada44 talk to me 20:41, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Hello, I see you have edited many fish distribution maps. I am very bad at graphic softwares, and I'm looking for some help in creating more distribution maps. Could I ask you for some if you have any time ? Thanks ! FredD (talk) 18:53, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
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Hi Misigon, I saw you added some synonyms to the Category:Zoarces americanus. Here you added two names, both with the epithet americanus and both with authorship "Bloch & Schneider, 1801". In that case, you can be certain that one of those authorships should be enclosed in brackets. Only the original combination Blennius americanus has the author and year without brackets, in every other (later) combination with the same epithet, the author and year should be placed between brackets. As you took your data from Fishbase, you should have followed their example, and should have copied the brackets.
On the other hand, here you added two more synonyms, and there Blennius labrosus was the original combination with the epithet labrosus given that it is cited without brackets in Fishbase. Contrary to their example, you enclosed the author and the year in brackets, erroneously so.
I corrected your errors, and advise you to have a closer look at Fishbase when you copy their synonymsv (see here), and also to copy the brackets they place around author and year. If you don't know what the protonym of a name was, or you don't know the meaning of brackets, then it would be a very good idea to always literally copy what Fishbase gives you. Brackets are not a matter of typography but they have a meaning: if an epithet was originally published with a different genus name than the cited one, the author and year are placed in brackets, so that a reader who wants to look up the protologue knows he should look for a different genus name.
You seem to be a promising contributor (As you do exactly the same contribution than me ;-)).
I can recommend you a free tools that I developped for the exact contribution you are doing. WikipediaBioReferences (WBR) is a small but powerfull java tool:
- you type (or copy-paste) the name of a taxon
- WBR search on the internet on 100 well known taxonomy web sites
- WBR returns wikicommons syntax that you acn copy in your wikicommons category.