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Automated taxobox system

Taxonomy templates

Taxobox templates

Template:Automatic taxobox is a template used to automatically generate a taxobox, designed to require the absolute minimum user input and research and provide even higher-quality classification.

It's part of the "automated taxobox system". The pages linked in the navigation box provide information on different parts of the system. If you are a new user, it's a good idea to read the automated taxobox system introduction first; in particular to be sure that you are using the right automated taxobox. If you just want information on {{Automatic taxobox}}, see here for how to use it.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

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TemplateData for Automatic taxobox

<templatedata> { "params": { "color_as": { "type": "string" }, "taxon": { "type": "string", "required": true,

                       "description": "Scientific name of group with no formatting ",
                       "example": "Pectinidae"

}, "name": { "type": "string", "description": "Title of the taxobox; may be the English name of the group ", "example": "Scallop" }, "authority": { "type": "string",

                       "description": "The authority for the group in the appropriate format, which differs between nomenclature codes; presence or absence of parentheses is meaningful ",
                       "example": "Wilkes, 1810 – animal; (L.) Mill. – plant",

"required": true }, "display_parents": { "type": "number" }, "fossil_range": { "type": "string",

"description": "The geologic dates during which the group is generally know to have existed, given in eras; the template {{{1}}}
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is the most common method of presenting this information ", "example": "Middle Triassic–Present "

}, "status": { "type": "string", "description": "The status of the scientific group, usually presented as either Disputed or Accepted ", "example": "Disputed " }, "status_system": { "type": "string" }, "status_ref": { "type": "string" }, "image": { "type": "wiki-file-name", "suggested": true,

                       "description": "An image of  member of the group, given without the File: or Image: prefix and without double brackets ",
                       "example": "Argopecten irradians.jpg"

}, "image_width": { "deprecated": true }, "image_caption": { "type": "string", "description": "A caption for the image, if any is necessary ", "example": "The Atlantic bay scallop in a feeding pose " }, "subdivision_ranks": { "type": "string", "suggested": true }, "subdivision": { "type": "string", "suggested": true }, "synonyms_ref": { "type": "string" }, "synonyms": { "type": "string", "description": "Other scientific names by which this group has been known ", "example": " " }, "type_species": { "type": "string" }, "type_species_authority": { "type": "string" }, "parent_authority": { "type": "string" }, "diversity": { "type": "string" }, "diversity_link": {}, "diversity_ref": { "type": "string" }, "range_map": { "type": "wiki-file-name", "description": "The name of the image file, if any, showing the group's geographic habitat range, without the File: or Image: prefix and without double brackets ", "example": "Aplodontia rufa distribution map.png" }, "range_map_caption": { "type": "string" }, "type_genus": { "type": "string" }, "type_genus_authority": { "type": "string" }, "image2": { "type": "wiki-file-name" }, "image2_caption": { "type": "string" }, "image_alt": { "type": "string" }, "grandparent_authority": { "type": "string" }, "image_upright": { "type": "number" }, "range_map_upright": {} }, "description": "An infobox for plants, animals and other biological taxa.", "paramOrder": [ "color_as", "name", "display_parents", "taxon", "authority", "fossil_range", "image", "image_width", "image_upright", "image_alt", "image_caption", "image2", "image2_caption", "status", "status_system", "status_ref", "grandparent_authority", "parent_authority", "type_species", "type_species_authority", "type_genus", "type_genus_authority", "subdivision_ranks", "subdivision", "diversity", "diversity_link", "diversity_ref", "range_map", "range_map_upright", "range_map_caption", "synonyms_ref", "synonyms" ] } </templatedata>

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