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Wikispecies
The current Wikispecies logo
Detail of the Wikispecies main page.
Screenshot of species.wikimedia.org home page on 7 December 2008
URL http://species.wikimedia.org/
Commercial? No
Type of site Species directory
Registration Optional
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Benedikt Mandl (proposed project in 2004); Jimmy Wales and the Wikimedia Community
Launched August 2004

Wikispecies is a wiki-based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its aim is to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species and is directed at scientists, rather than at the general public. Jimmy Wales, chairman emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation, stated that editors are not required to fax in their degrees, but that submissions will have to pass muster with a technical audience.[1][2] Wikispecies is available under the GNU Free Documentation License and CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Started in August 2004, with biologists across the world invited to contribute,[3] the project had grown a framework encompassing the Linnaean taxonomy with links to Wikipedia articles on individual species by April 2005.[2]

Contents

History

Benedikt Mandl co-ordinated the efforts of several people who are interested in getting involved with the project and contacted potential supporters in early summer 2004. Databases were evaluated and the administrators contacted, some of them have agreed on providing their data for Wikispecies. Benedikt Mandl defined two major tasks:

  1. Figure out how the contents of the data base would need to be presented - by asking experts, potential non-professional users and comparing that with existing data bases.
  2. Figure out how to do the software, which hardware is required and how to cover the costs - by asking experts, looking for fellow volunteers and potential sponsors.

Advantages and disadvantages were widely discussed by the wikimedia-I mailing list. The board of directors of the wikimedia foundation voted by 4 to 0 in favor of the establishment of a Wikispecies. The project was launched in August 2004 and is hosted at http://species.wikimedia.org. It was officially merged to a sister project of Wikimedia Foundation on September 14, 2004.

On October 10, 2006, the project exceeded 75,000 articles. On May 20, 2007, the project exceeded 100,000 articles with a total of 5,495 registered users. On September 8, 2008, the project exceeded 150,000 articles with a total of 9,224 registered users.

Policies

Wikispecies has disabled local upload and asks users to use images from Wikimedia Commons. Wikispecies does not allow the use of content that does not conform to a free license.

See also

References

External links

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Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

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What is Wikispecies?

Wikispecies is a project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation that anybody can edit. It is an open, free directory of species.

What is Wikispecies?

Wikispecies is a project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation that anybody can edit. It is an open, free directory of species.

Projects for collaboration between Wikiversity and Wikispecies

This Wikiversity page is under construction. If you see a Red link, turn it into a Blue link. If you see something that needs Translation, translate it. If you don't agree with something or have a question, simply go to Talk:Wikispecies with your concerns. This is a wiki!

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

English

Proper noun

Wikispecies

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) An open access directory of species and all things taxonomic

External links


Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Main Page article)

From Wikispecies

Welcome to Wikispecies, a free directory of life!

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Wikispecies is an open, free directory of species. It covers Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life. So far we have 209,255 taxonomic entries.

Wikispecies is free, because life is in the public domain!
Collaboration with ZooKeys
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A collaboration between Wikispecies and ZooKeys has been announced. Images of species from ZooKeys will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and used in Wikispecies.

Check out Wikispecies:Help for detailed information on creating pages.

  • See Wikipedia on taxonomy for information on the Linnaean classification of species.
  • See the Village pump to discuss the project.
  • See the done and to do page for references to very detailed areas and defined future targets
  • See Wikispecies FAQ for replies to common concerns.
  • See our recommended image guidelines on where to upload illustrations
  • See Wikispecies PR if you think you could help us by spreading the word of Wikispecies

Taxonavigation

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Wikispecies is run by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation, which operates several other multilingual and free-content projects:

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