User talk:Open2universe/May 2012

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Enarmonia infausta[edit]


Why didn't you make only a deletion log? I have to update Cydria later with the full details.

Regards, PeterR 15:12, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Since that is easier for you, I will delete it.--Open2universe | Talk 15:13, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Odd edits ...[edit]

  • Firstly, I DIDN'T remove the English vernacular name - I moved it to the top of the list of vernacular names, where it belongs since English is the main language, and it just gets lost in the big list otherwise.
  • Secondly, please read the section I put on the Village Pump regarding authorities for names above family group.

Stho002 03:03, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

There is presently a discussion on the use of daggers to denote extinct taxa. This will affect a large portion of the pages in wikispecies as the project grows so if possible please read the contributions so far and comment. Thanks --Kevmin 06:57, 11 January 2009 (UTC)


See here. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:41, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

What to do?[edit]

What should we do if a genus has way too many species? Do we list them all anyway? For example: Erica (Ericaceae). That mess of links isn't too appealing :) Rocket000 13:34, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Answered for you. OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:19, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Comment Requested[edit]

Wider opinions and comments are requested on the village pump here regarding a proposed change in formatting of the taxonavigation section. Please read the and comment.--Kevmin 00:13, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Discussion closes 26 April 2009 Stho002 00:15, 23 April 2009 (UTC)



Oberthür redirected from to Charles Oberthür but there 3 Oberthür : Charles Oberthür fr (1845 - 1924), his brother René Oberthür fr (1852-1944), his father François-Charles Oberthür fr (1818 -1893) ! I’m not a specialist so i’m a little confused to find who named what. Could you help me ?

Cdlt, VIGNERON 15:54, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

It is confusing. It is similar to a disambiguation page (les pages d'homonymie). If we knew for certain then we could add René Oberthür and François-Charles Oberthür and make the correct links. --Open2universe | Talk 01:08, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


hey Open2universe,

I had a question. I saw on your userpage that you are working on taxonomic authors. Can you find any info on the taxonomic authors of this species Neofelis diardi borneensis? I find it really hard to find, but i found their first names, so the links are correct. Could you find any info on them and give it to me or make a page with the info. I can't seem to find when they are born, so the only info i know are their names and that they are zoölogists, because they work with a clouded leopard project for the "Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research" in Berlin, Germany.

Thanks in forward,

Kennyannydenny (talk) 20:16, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Maybe you can also find something about the taxonomic author Casto de Elera, he decriped a lot of animals including: Manis culionensis and about Marta L. Bueno, who described Aotus jorgehernandezi. --Kennyannydenny (talk) 20:37, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
I don't want to ask too much, but could you also take a look at the authors of Congosorex phillipsorum? All of these people are really hard to find. Kennyannydenny (talk) 21:13, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I see you have done a lot. I will look for the people you mention, but when they are recent, it is more difficult. Some of these people are still PhD students.--Open2universe | Talk 02:26, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Alright thanks. Change things you find out and for the rest, i think i just have to wait before they get their own site or something, like Thomas R. Defler. But really really thank you. Kennyannydenny (talk) 07:36, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Sorry to bother you, please can you tell me, why the Taxonavigation in Wikispecies does not work for Creediidae. I've checked, and rechecked and rechecked... - just can't find the reason. --Haps (talk) 10:27, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

again Taxonavigation[edit]

Sorry, need some help again: Recently I added a new species of Poecilopsetta (P. multiradiata), realised there was no other species either, so I added all the species, created the family page, and so on. Finally I realised, there was somewhere a mistake in Taxonavigation, because on page "Poecilopsettidae" I get the three genera, including "Poecilopsetta", but on page "Poecilopsetta" the family name is now "Poeciliopsettidae" with an additional and wrong "i". How come? --Haps (talk) 12:22, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Thank you for fixing it. Would I be able to do that as well? Greetings, --Haps (talk) 06:50, 5 May 2010 (UTC)


I'm rewieving your infrageneric taxa of Plantago. You have noted Linnaeus as the author. I don't know where you got that info, I don't think L. ever published infrageneric names of plants. Uleli (talk) 20:04, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

The same goes for infrageneric names in Primula. Linnaeus did not publish those names. Please check records before publishing author names. It takes a long time correcting them. Uleli (talk) 16:58, 24 May 2011 (UTC)


Hey, can you take a look at this discussion? Thanks. Pikolas (talk) 18:49, 18 July 2010 (UTC)



What means +iw? Sometimes I see you add pictures and sometimes not.

If you want add species from Lepidoptera and the species is not yet in species.wikipedia you can ask me to add this species.


PeterR (talk) 14:37, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page Open2universe | Talk 14:43, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer.


Hi, I just modified Wim Crusio modelled on an article that you just modified (Chris Funk). I noticed that the header "Publications" is plural. Is this section supposed to give representative publication(s) or is this supposed to be exhaustive? I'm still rather new here, so some advice is welcome. Thanks! --Crusio (talk) 14:45, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Good question. That is not a section I ever add. I am not sure how people view it. For some taxon authors it would be quite a long list. Unfortunately our Help section at Help:Author_Names doesn't provide clarity on this matter. I certainly don't think the Authored Taxa is a good standard. You might ask at Wikispecies:Village Pump. If we get a consensus on answers then we should enhance the help section. Sorry I could not provide more definitive answers. Open2universe | Talk 01:08, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I'll do that. I had also looked at the help pages and didn't see any guidance. Perhaps someone should make a kind of an "example article" (both for taxa and for authorities). --Crusio (talk) 11:09, 30 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi, could you have a look at Wollumbinia (especially the protection log)? It would be good to have some more admins involved there. Ucucha 02:48, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Charles Théophile Bruand d'Uzelle article[edit]

Hi Open2universe. Thanks for renaming the title of the article. Shall I give some more informations about Charles Théophile Bruand d'Uzelle ? (He is one of my ancestors). --Sylevien (talk) 23:28, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

P.S. I Apologize for the bad quality of my English as my mother language is French ;)


I'm trying to unify my user name אבגד in wikimedia. If you can please usurup the name אבגד so I can use it, it would be appreciated. you can see my reqest on meta here. thanks אבגד1 (talk) 15:14, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Please provide the old username and new username in question. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:52, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
his old name :אבגד new name אבגד. due to unification problems of different passwords he requests the usurpation of "אבגד". he will log in afterwards and the account will be unified automatically. Matanya (talk) 00:29, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
?! tenkws. --אבגד1 (talk) 18:22, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
The old username and new username provided by you are the same. I can't process this request until you provide me the correct old and new usernames. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:38, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
On behalf of אבגד :he requests you to usurup אבגד. Matanya (talk) 19:43, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
You can't usurup unless you give me a new username. The system does not allow usurping a username alone without also giving a new target name. OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:16, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
please usurp אבגד to אבגד1. he will do the rest. thnks Matanya (talk) 19:15, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Any news with my rename? I requested it on (,,,, and all are done. I want to finish my SUL. Please do it here as well, thanks. אבגד1 (talk) 12:51, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
I believe I got that done. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:01, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
OhanaUnited. Open2universe. How nice. It's really good. Thank you very much. I am very very grateful (& Thank you for user matanya, Who helped me greatly in all projects).
he: OhanaUnited, Open2universe - איזה יופי. זה ממש טוב. תודה רבה רבה
(ותודה רבה למשתמש מתניה שעזר לי רבות בכל המיזמים).
--אבגד (talk) 02:15, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. --אבגד (talk) 05:31, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
I am glad that worked. Thanks OhanaUnited. Open2universe | Talk 01:06, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

O. ptychocheilus[edit]

Hello, I had removed the link for the names in "Ornithodiplostomum" and "Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus" because they appear to be linking to the wrong people. Note year of death versus year of classification. Thanks

OK, I will look into it. Open2universe | Talk 01:06, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

The VN template[edit]

Could you add cop and mak, please? See Template_talk:VN#mak_and_cop

Thanks Jcwf (talk) 02:58, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I added them, let me know if that is correct Open2universe | Talk 00:32, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, but unfortunately something seems to go wrong...

As you can see on Elettaria cardamomum, it just shows mak: as 'language name' instead of ᨅᨔ ᨆᨀᨔᨑ.

(If you cannot see the lontara, you can download the font here)

Is the lontara script a problem somehow?

Jcwf (talk) 04:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't know if the script is a problem or if entries need to be added to some other process. I am sorry but it has been a while and I don't remember. I will continue looking. Open2universe | Talk 12:31, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Sarracenia alabamensis[edit]

S. alabamensis is currently regarded as one of five subspecies of S. rubra. See en:Sarracenia.

yes, it does seem to be contested, Open2universe | Talk 17:48, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
The expert on carnivorous plant nomenclature and biology over there is User:Rkitko, who has written or edited nearly every article there and is a professional botanist. I've chosen to follow his interpretation of the literature. He'd gladly discuss any question you might have. --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:49, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Change my username[edit]

Could you change my username from Killer Magikarp to AddThreeAndFive? I'm changing all my accounts over to the new name so I can complete SUL. The proof. Thank you! Killer Magikarp (talk) 21:01, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Done Open2universe | Talk 22:25, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikispecies:Bots/Requests for approval[edit]

Look at this, please. Ark (talk) 14:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

I move your comment from the main page to the subpage OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:11, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Open2universe | Talk 23:27, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

please ban Harry_and_Marv[edit]


Harry_and_Marv constantly vandalises ( my and other's discussion pages. Could you please ban him. --Calestyo (talk) 18:33, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Ok... that was fast. thx :) --Calestyo (talk) 18:35, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Rename requests[edit]

Hi, there are several open rename requests (one of them mine). Would you perhaps have a moment to look into them? Thanks! --Crusio (talk) 17:40, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

It seems that things have changed with the SUL and the renaming does not work for me. I have a question in to someone for clarification. Open2universe | Talk 15:25, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
I haven't done it in a long while and forgot the process. I think these 2 links[1][2] should provide an answer to your question. OhanaUnitedTalk page 13:54, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

May I also poke one of you about the renames, please? The backlog is +1 since I added my request a week ago! Thank you, :) Maedin (talk) 07:36, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Yours is done
Thank you!! Julia W (talk) 07:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Requests for renaming[edit]


A user has notified us (stewards) that his request has still not been fulfilled here Wikispecies:Changing username. Since you are a bureaucrat, and seem to be pretty active here, could you carry them out? Thanks! Elfix (talk) 15:06, 18 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I made a request for bot flag, I hope you approve it. Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy 15:55, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Following up[edit]

Hi Open2universe. I was wondering if you could take a look at my request on WS:USURP submitted in March... It's at the very bottom. You seem to be the only active 'crat on the project, so I've had to come and bug you I'm afraid. Regards, Osiris (temp) (talk) 19:34, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! Osiris (talk) 13:09, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


Many thanks for changing my username!! --Guillaume2303 (talk) 18:32, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello Open2universe, could you check the sense of this category in wikispecies and the doing of the creator please? Thanks and greetings. Orchi (talk) 11:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Geonoma =[edit]


I have seen that you have done Geonoma (plants). There is a bulletin Phytotaxa. This is free. There are a lot of new species in their.


PeterR (talk) 08:57, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I added the Phytotaxa bulletin as a reference. It may be a while before I get a chance to go through it. Open2universe | Talk 16:35, 25 May 2012 (UTC)