Template:ITIS

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Purpose and description[change source]

This template creates a link to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), a database containing scientific names of biological taxa and a history of their classification.

Use and example[change source]

To use the template, you first need to search ITIS to find the taxon's ID number. The example wiki text

{{ITIS|ID=506801|taxon=''Camellia sinensis''|year=2006|date=16 February}}

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"Camellia sinensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 16 February. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)

You can also use this as a TSN reference only by leaving out the taxon name; you may choose this format when you're using this template on second reference or when the taxon is clear from context. For example:

{{ITIS|ID=506801}}

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ITIS

Finally, to hide the interwiki link to Integrated Taxonomic Information System, you can add the optional parameter showITIS with a value of "no":

{{ITIS|ID=506801|showITIS=no}}

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This may be useful in cases where the ITIS link is given inline, for example:

The seeds of Camellia sinensis (ITIS) can be pressed...

Note: The citation style always adds a period after the last term unless neither the date nor the ITIS link are displayed.

Parameters[change source]

  • ID: The Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) of the taxon in ITIS.
  • taxon (optional): The taxon's name. (Should be included, but in some cases, the taxon's name will be implicit from context.)
  • date, year (optional): The date the report was retrieved from ITIS.
  • showITIS (optional, defaults to "yes"): A flag to determine whether or not the interwiki link to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System page will be shown.