Template:Taxonbar/doc

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Description[change source]

This metadata template links Wikipedia articles to various biological and taxonomic databases. Taxonbar displays these links as short strings, indicating the unique identifier each database has assigned the taxon for catalogue purposes.

Taxonomic identifiers of each taxon are stored and retrieved from each taxon's corresponding Wikidata entry, but can be overridden in individual articles with locally entered data. Adding the data to Wikidata is preferable.

This project is based on the work of {{Authority Control}} and Wikidata:Wikidata:WikiProject Taxonomy. If you are a template editor or Wikipedia administrator, you may contribute at Module:Taxonbar. Please discuss ideas/thoughts for improvement or use on Template:Taxonbar/talk.

Taxonbar is placed below all navigation templates, except Authority control (not shown here).

Position[change source]

Please place Taxonbar correctly. As a metadata template, Taxonbar should be placed:

Usage[change source]

To add Taxonbar to a page:

  1. In Source editing mode, insert {{Taxonbar}} below other navigation templates, except Authority control.
  2. Click "Show preview" to check placement and to see which Taxon identifiers are automatically pulled from Wikidata.
  3. If you have more identifiers to add, consider adding them to the article's Wikidata item (so that all versions of Wikipedia will automatically benefit). Be careful not to edit the structure or names of Wikidata taxon until you have become familiar with Wikidata:WikiProject Taxonomy and Wikidata:WikiProject Taxonomy/Tutorial.

Basic code:

{{Taxonbar}}

Taxon example[change source]

{{Taxonbar}} when placed in the Scarlet macaw article:

Basic use samples[change source]

Taxon identifiers[change source]

The template can automatically get its information from the following properties on Wikidata. This is configured in Module:Taxonbar/conf.

Parameter Wikidata ID Authority Description
adw P4024 Animal Diversity Web identifier for a taxon, in the Animal Diversity Web database
apdb P2036 African Plant Database identifier for a plant taxon, in the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève's African Plant Database of scientific names
algaebase P1348 AlgaeBase URL for a taxon in AlgaeBase.org
araneae P3594 Araneae online database identifier for a taxon in araneae.nmbe.ch
arkive P2833 ARKive identifier for a taxon, in the ARKive database
avibase P2026 Avibase identifier for a species, subspecies, or genus in Avibase - the world bird database
bacdive P2946 BacDive identifier for a microorganism, in the BacDive database
bamona P3398 Butterflies and Moths of North America identifier for taxa in the "Butterflies and Moths of North America" database
biolib P838 BioLib identifier in the biological encyclopedia BioLib
bhl P687 Biodiversity Heritage Library identifier in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
bugguide P2464 BugGuide identifier in BugGuide.net
butmoth P3060 Butterflies and Moths of the World identifier for a butterfly or moth genus in the UK Natural History Museum's 'Butterflies and Moths of the World' database
conifers P1940 Gymnosperm Database identifier for a taxon in the conifers.org database
ebird P3444 eBird identifier for a species or subspecies, in the eBird database
eol P830 Encyclopedia of Life eol.org item reference number
faunaeuropaea P1895 Fauna Europaea identifier for a taxon in Fauna Europaea
fishbase P938 FishBase identifier for a species in FishBase
florabase P3101 FloraBase identifier for a plant taxon, in the Government of Western Australia's FloraBase database
fna P1727 Flora of North America identifier for a taxon in the Flora of North America database
foao P3100 Flora of Australia identifier for a plant taxon, in the Flora of Australia Online
foc P1747 Flora of China identifier for a taxon in Flora of the People's Republic of China
fossilworks P842 Fossilworks identifier for an animal, plant, or microorganism in the Fossilworks database
gbif P846 Global Biodiversity Information Facility identifier in GBIF
grassbase P1832 GrassBase identifier in GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
grin P1421 GRIN Taxonomy for Plants URL for a taxon in the GRIN website
ibc P3099 Handbook of the Birds of the World identifier for a species of bird, in the Internet Bird Collection database
ictv P1076 International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses identifier in the "International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses"-database
inaturalist P3151 iNaturalist identifier in iNaturalist
indexfungorum P1391 Index Fungorum identifier for a fungus taxon in Index Fungorum
ipni P961 International Plant Names Index numerical identifier for a plant name in the International Plant Names Index
ipni P586 International Plant Names Index numerical identifier for a person in the International Plant Names Index
itis P815 Integrated Taxonomic Information System identifier for a taxon in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System
iucn P627 IUCN Red List, International Union for Conservation of Nature identifier for a taxon in the International Union for Conservation of Nature database; source for conservation status (P141)
lepindex P3064 The Global Lepidoptera Names Index identifier for a Lepidoptera taxon, in the UK Natural History Museum's 'Global Lepidoptera Names Index'
lpsn P1991 List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature URL for the website List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)
msw P959 Mammal Species of the World identifier from Mammal Species of the World: a database that claims to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of mammals (but the ICZN does not agree)
mycobank P962 MycoBank identifier per MycoBank - a database that provides an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of fungi
ncbi P685 Taxonomy database of the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information identifer for a taxon in the Taxonomy Database by the National Center for Biotechnology Information
paldat P4122 Palynological Database identifier for a plant species in the Palynological Database (PalDat) for pollen of the University of Vienna
panartic P2434 Panarctic Flora identifier for a taxon in the Panarctic Flora
plantarium P3102 Plantarium identifier for a plant taxon, in the Plantarium database
plantlist P1070 The Plant List identifier in 'The Plant List' database
plants P1772 United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database identifier in the United States Department of Agriculture PLANTS Database
plazi P1992 Plazi taxon treatment ID identifier for a taxon treatment at Plazi.org
species P2040 Species+ identifier for a taxon in the Species+ database (CITES)
sprat P2455 Species Profile and Threats Database identifier from Species Profile and Threats Database managed by Australian Government Department of the Environment
tropicos P960 Tropicos identifier for a name, in the Tropicos database
vascan P1745 Database of Vascular Plants of Canada identifier for a taxon in the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada
watson P1761 The families of flowering plants by Watson & Dallwitz familyID in Watson & Dallwitz: The families of flowering plants
wcsp P3591 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families identifier of a plant taxon, in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
worms P850 World Register of Marine Species identifier in the World Register of Marine Species
wsc P3288 World Spider Catalog identifier of a taxon in the World Spider Catalog
xeno-canto P2426 Xeno-canto identifier of a bird species in the Xeno-canto database
zoobank P1746 ZooBank identifier for a name or nomenclatural act at ZooBank


Hide specific identifier (optional)[change source]

Individual identifiers listed in the table above can be removed(hidden) from the bar by setting the corresponding parameter to no. This is useful when trying to reduce the number of links within Taxonbar. Spaces are optional. There is no sense in removing too many identifiers, for example: removing plant or fungi identifiers from an animal taxon would have no effect as these parameters will not show up on an animal taxon in the first place. It is best to preview {{Taxonbar}} on the page and decide what entries provide little relevant data. Plant species will have the most entries and are most likely in need of hiding some entries if the goal is to keep the bar on one line.

Example: To remove FOC, IPNI, and AFPD, the code would look like:

{{taxonbar | foc = no | ipni = no| apdb = no }}


On Coffea arabica, the result is:

Taxon identifiers not in Wikidata[change source]

Some taxon identifiers not at present in Wikidata can be added via extra parameters, however adding the data to Wikidata is preferable.

Example:

{{taxonbar | emonocot = 280381}}


On Lilium, the result is:

where the taxon identifier in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families has been added to those picked up from Wikidata.

Parameter Database Property URL/Interwiki link
eMonocot eMonocot http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn:kew.org:wcs:taxon:$1
emonocotfamily eMonocot http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn:kew.org:wcs:family:$1
uBio uBio http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=$1
WSC species World Spider Catalog http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/search?sFamily=&fMt=begin&sGenus=&gMt=begin&sSpecies=&sMt=begin&mMt=exact&multiPurpose=slsid&sMulti=$1
WSC genus World Spider Catalog http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/search?sFamily=&fMt=begin&sGenus=&gMt=begin&sSpecies=&sMt=begin&mMt=exact&multiPurpose=glsid&sMulti=$1
WSC family World Spider Catalog http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/search?sFamily=&fMt=begin&sGenus=&gMt=begin&sSpecies=&sMt=begin&mMt=exact&multiPurpose=flsid&sMulti=$1
Wikispecies Wikispecies Wikispecies:$1

Multiple Wikidata entries[change source]

Some taxons will exist under multiple names on Wikidata. To add these additional names, you can use the |from2=, |from3=, etc. parameters to add their Wikidata IDs (|from=/|from1= will be automatically determined by the article title should normally be omitted, but can be specified manually if needed).

If there is more that one row, the taxon name from Wikidata will be shown in the leftmost column — to overwrite this, use the |for=/|for1=, |for2=, |for3=, etc. parameters. You can add taxon identifiers not present in Wikidata by appending the appropriate number to the end of the parameter name — for example, to add emonocot to the second row, use |emonocot2=.

For example, {{Taxonbar|from2=Q138193}}, when placed on the page Aloiampelos ciliaris produces:

More taxon examples[change source]

Purge server cache

lthumb Arabica coffee, Coffea arabica

lthumb Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

lthumb Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus

lthumb Jaguar, Panthera onca

lthumb Eastern bluebird, Sialia sialis

lthumb Firefly, Lampyridae

lthumb fly agaric, Amanita muscaria

lthumb, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

lthumb Lactobacillus acidophilus

lthumb Plasmodium falciparum

Template editing—to-do list[change source]

  • Switch to Module:Taxonbar when it's ready and meets our needs. Done.
  • Continue to add support for new, useful parameters.
  • Program Module:Taxonbar to add tracking for entries not on Wikidata? Suggest differences be resolved.
  • Program Module:Taxonbar to create it's own documentation table of parameters.
  • Program Module:Taxonbar to support disabled(hidden) databases which can shown when called.

See also[change source]

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