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- Thanks. Im finnish and not speak english but I can add species finnish names :) Jnovikov (talk) 12:55, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Finnish vernacular name of Caranx sexfasciatus
Hi. Caranx sexfasciatus page, however the Finnish Wikipedia states the name is "siniraitapiikkimakrilli". Which one is correct? Big spikes or blue stripes? :-)the Finnish vernacular name "jättipiikkimakrilli" to the
Please also note that "Cite book" and "Cite journal" etc. references are not recommended in Wikispecies. Instead we use the format described in Help:Reference section. By the way I have visited the Ähtärin Eläinpuisto (Ähtäri Zoo) several times (four, I think?) It's now more than 20 years since I visited it the last time, but I remember it was interesting and fun. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 07:52, 14 January 2020 (UTC).
- Hi Tommy. Jättipiikkimakrilli was damage, when i think several Caranx species at the same time, because i created C. sexfasciatus for Finnish Wikipedia at the same time also. Sorry, and sorry for bad English also I hope that you understand this. (I live in Ähtäri currently, and I went Ähtärin eläinpuisto in May 2019. Its was fun also, but I did not see any beaver :( (probably for this reason .)) Jnovikov (talk) 12:03, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
- It's okay, we all make small mistakes sometimes, that's only human. Also, I see that you have now corrected the Finnish name: thank you for that.
- I looked at your Finnish Wikipedia user page and saw your information about Ähtäri there: that's why I mentioned it here. I didn't know that Finland had introduced beavers from Canada (though I've seen American White-tailed deer i.e. "Valkohäntäpeura" several times when visiting relatives in Finland). When the Swedish beavers got extinct we "imported" new beavers from Norway instead, so our beavers are all still European. Here in the city of Uppsala where I live we can sometimes even see them in the central parts of town: Därför promenerade en bäver på Bäverns gränd. (Google translation to Finnish.) We even have a short street named "Bäverns gränd" = "Beaver alley" :-) Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 00:34, 15 January 2020 (UTC).
Specific author abbreviations are unique only among botanists, and only within the field of botany. But those same author abbreviations can be shared by many, many zoologists. See for example Jones which links to a disambiguation page listing 31 different authors, not to the author William Jones (even-though his IPNI standard abbreviation is indeed "Jones").
Therefore, in order to avoid misunderstandings and/or linking to disambiguation pages, please always link directly to the full author page name, not their author abbreviation. Please see
a" author template, you can find that here. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:14, 25 March 2020 (UTC).