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LycaonPOV: Maybe it would be more appropriate to only use the scientific name as caption

  • You're right. Shouldn't even be POV, but NPOV --Kempm 09:57, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Supportlinnea (talk) 21:04, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

More images[edit]

How about if the article is about family? Can one add more than one image? I think it would be nice if there would be more images with <gallery>-tag. Then images are small but you could still add caption. – linnea (talk) 10:11, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Not sure. I don't oppose per se myself. But I think this was agreed to only include one image. (If we include more images we are starting to be a clone of wiki commons). I'll have to pass the official answer to someone else though, as I don't recall who said what on this matter. --Kempm 11:39, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
A page with multiple images: Carassius. The images were all added on 14 March 2007[1] and so far no one objected. Maybe it is OK then on non-species pages? --Georgeryp 05:53, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Hadn't noticed. So much work, so little time ;-) Thanks. Lycaon 06:25, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Lycaon removed plural images from Carassius, but the guideline still says "Only one image per species" not "Only one image per page". I think we should use automated galleries at the Genus level. --Jsk 02:11, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

No fair use?[edit]

What should be done about species that went extinct between January 1, 1923, and the present? Should they be left unphotographed for the next 95 years? --69.246.213.81 22:48, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

This does seem like a good justification for fair use. -- Zanimum 17:55, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Photos needed?[edit]

Does this project have anything like w:Category:Wikipedia requested photographs? I live near some botanical gardens and would like to take photos of anything you're missing. -69.114.223.239 00:38, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer. I think I can safely say that +95% of species here presented have no illustration yet. Lycaon 06:23, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Keep in mind, there are some species with pictures on Commons or with articles on Wikipedia that do not have a page at the species-level here yet (e.g. Maclura pomifera - common name: Osage-orange) --Georgeryp 14:32, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikilinking species names in image captions[edit]

I have seen many taxon pages where the image caption is a link. I don't recall noticing anyone remove these links and I think the links are a good idea. Shouldn't this be mentioned in this guideline or be a suggested "standard"? --Georgeryp 19:01, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I think it is good idea. – linnea (talk) 14:27, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm going to go ahead and add a line suggesting that such a link would be helpful. EVula // talk // 16:51, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Image Preference[edit]

I am not certain how to phrase this question, but here goes. Is a photograph preferred over a detailed svg and is a scan from an 1800's book of illustrations of a species more desirable than a photograph of the species? I have phrased this question to be answered with yeses or nos and what I would like to get is an understanding of how to chose an image for the different classification levels. Thanks -- CarolSpears 15:45, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

verifying identification of species in picture before uploading[edit]

I have a photo with a tentative species identification (it's here), and I'd like to upload it -- but I want to make sure of the species. We have not been able to find a match in our caterpillar book; the tentative identification comes from an amateur expert. What can I do towards verifying the species? At what level of confidence is it reasonable to upload an image? Thanks. --Woozle 18:49, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

  • just include a question mark (?) in the image caption Stho002 20:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

For similar questions in future, the german Wikipedia has de:Wikipedia:Redaktion Biologie/Bestimmung and the french Wikipedia has fr:Wikipédia:Atelier identification/Identification d'un être vivant to identify unknown or unsure organisms --Wer?Du?! (talk) 02:29, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Blatant grammatical error on the first sentance of the article.[edit]

"If you have images of species, and you want to show them on Wikispecies it's possible."

How about:

If you have images of species, and you want to show them on Wikispecies, it's possible!

or

If you have images of species and you want to show them on Wikispecies, it's possible.



Furthermore, the link to the commons license doesn't work. This page clearly needs work.

"For a complete overview of what is allowed and what is not, check Commons:Licensing."

Schalice (talk) 00:32, 21 September 2012 (UTC)