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Nutall got his Greek grammar wrong on this name. He intended the name to be based upon Greek φωρ to mean "thief of the tree", but that would have given Phorodendrou. Instead, he used Phoradendron, which would derive from φορα "act of carrying, bearing", and means "carrying the tree". --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:55, 2 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@EncycloPetey. I see. I got the information from Phoradendron (English Wikipedia) and Phoradendron (Flora of North America). Thank you for the update; both here and of the template itself. Do you happen to know the meaning/etymology of leucarpum? –Tommy Kronkvist, 00:26, 3 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Yes, leucarpum means "white fruit". Note that Greek has more than one word that is translated as "white", and in this case, the "white" refers to "light, bright, or clear", so that "light-colored fruit" is possibly closer to a literal translation. However, the fruits of this mistletoe are a very white color at maturity, so "white fruit" is probably the simpler and more apt translation. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:42, 3 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Pseudorodentolepis author

Moved to User talk:Nytexcome#Pseudorodentolepis author, where the discussion started.

Wikispecies tools


Please can you add in Wikispecies tools Open access and Paywall?. PeterR (talk) 10:52, 13 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR:  Done. Tommy Kronkvist, 08:30, 14 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Thanks Tommy PeterR (talk) 09:02, 14 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Dear Tommy, I would need some tutorials on Wikispeices tools, to make sure I could make valuable contributions - Khoun75 (talk), 08:43 pm, 21 January 2020 (EST)
@Khoun75: The "tools" mentioned by Peter above are the MediaWiki:Edittools that automatically shows up at the bottom of all Wikispecies windows when editing a page using the text-based editor (so called "wikitext editor"). I don't think they will show up if you chose to edit a page in the new(ish) "visual editor" instead (on a computer), or in "mobile view" (using an iOS or Android unit). You can chose between using the wikitext editor or the visual editor in the user preferences (top-right menu, close to you user name when you're logged in. Look in the "Editing" subsection.) Despite the name the Edit Tools really aren't any proper "tools" at all: they're merely shortcuts. Clicking any of the code strings in the tools will simply insert that code string at your caret (insertion point), which of course is easier than actually having to enter them using the keyboard. Most of their functionality is described on the Help:Contents page and, above all, in the eleven help pages listed as subsections on that page (the ones called "General Wikispecies", "Taxonavigation section", "Name section", "Reference section", etc.) Tommy Kronkvist, 08:18, 22 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
@Tommy Kronkvist: Thank you for your kind assistance. It helps. I'm learning a lot. Khoun75 (talk), 12:20 am, 23 January 2020 (EST)

───────────────────────── You're welcome. Also, there's no need to add a "Reply to" template (often called "Ping" template) if you write to someone on their user talk page. The "owner" of the user talk page (in this case me) will always automatically get a note if there is a new message waiting. The "Reply to" function is only needed if you want to reach someone else than the user a talk page belongs to, or of course in talk pages that aren't connected to any user account at all (for example the Village Pump or talk pages for taxon pages e.g. Talk:Rodolia iceryae). Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 06:38, 23 January 2020 (UTC).Reply


Hi. I saw that you approved my bot request. I'll try to do the run later this week. Can you please add the bot to Wikispecies:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage under "Bots"? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 08:56, 14 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. Tommy Kronkvist, 09:03, 14 January 2020 (UTC).Reply

Aaron Matthew Bauer


Why had you made a redirect from Aaron Matthew Bauer to Aaron M. Bauer? As you know we use the full names. I have clean it up again. PeterR (talk) 15:38, 16 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: I have not made any redirects from the Aaron Matthew Bauer page to Aaron M. Bauer. My latest edit to the "Aaron Matthew Bauer" page can be seen here. That was in May 2017 and the only thing I did was add Dr. Bauer's year of birth and corrected a few templates. The only edit I can find to the "Aaron M. Bauer" page was when you changed it into a redirect earlier today. –Tommy Kronkvist, 18:50, 16 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Tommy, when I looked to the redirect from Aaron Matthew Bauer to Aaron M. Bauer I saw two names in the history in 2017. Your name first and then from Burmeister nearly on the same time.PeterR (talk) 10:24, 17 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
@PeterR: Hmmm... I don't remember making any such redirect, but I trust that you are right. By the way, the links listed on the following pages should also be changed to "Aaron Matthew Bauer":
  1. WhatLinksHere: A.M. Bauer (currently 34 pages, excluding talk pages which should not be changed)
  2. WhatLinksHere: Aaron Bauer (13 pages, excluding logs and talk pages)
  3. WhatLinksHere: Aaron M. Bauer (one page, excluding talk pages)
We can fix them when we have time. Tommy Kronkvist, 12:00, 17 January 2020 (UTC).Reply

───────────────────────── Tommy, I get a lot of full names from american and russian authors. Can I ask you to make the links? PeterR (talk) 13:37, 17 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sure, I'm always happy to help. –Tommy Kronkvist, 13:40, 17 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
@PeterR: If it is a very long list of names it may be better to send them to me using email: Tommy Kronkvist, 13:54, 17 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
All are Aaron Matthew Bauer, which is where they should all merge to. I looked at zootaxa citations for all 3, and then tripped over the fourth. Neferkheperre (talk) 14:05, 19 January 2020 (UTC) — The preceding comment was copied from User talk:PeterR by Tommy Kronkvist, 10:42, 24 January 2020 (UTC).Reply

Vernacular names


Can you give me the abbreviation name for Malaysia in Vernacular names like nl=Netherland? I can't find this in templates. PeterR (talk) 11:08, 17 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: The ISO 639-1 code for the Malay language is "ms". You can find it in the page header here: Wikispecies:Localization, between Korean and Dutch. –Tommy Kronkvist, 11:14, 17 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Thanks. PeterR (talk) 13:37, 17 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Author page- and category redirects

Requests for author link redirects

Tommy, can you please make redirects and fix the links for the following "Taxa named by author" categories? PeterR (talk) 10:33, 25 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Category:Bryan Lynn Stuart taxa

Category:Bryan Lynn Stuart taxa


Please can you make a redirect category:Bryan L. Stuart to Bryan Lynn Stuart? PeterR (talk) 09:39, 18 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR:  Done. No pages links to Category:Bryan L. Stuart taxa: all relevant pages now links to the correct Category:Bryan Lynn Stuart taxa instead. I've therefore deleted the incorrectly named category. –Tommy Kronkvist, 06:57, 19 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
I will be offline most of today, but starting tomorrow I can swiftly handle a lot of redirects and other link fixes related to author names. –Tommy Kronkvist, 07:02, 19 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Category:Rafe Marion Brown taxa

Category:Rafe Marion Brown taxa


Can you make a redirect category:Rafe M. Brown to category: Rafe Marion Brown? and also update the reference templates? PeterR (talk) 12:56, 19 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. Also corrected 184 links to Rafe M. Brown and Category:Rafe M. Brown taxa. –Tommy Kronkvist, 15:17, 21 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Category:Alexander Ivanovich Miroshnikov taxa

Alexander I. Miroshnikov


Can you make a redirect from Alexander I. Miroshnikov to Alexander Ivanovich Miroshnikov etc.? PeterR (talk) 10:19, 20 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 15:32, 21 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Category:Maxim Vital’evich Nabozhenko taxa

Maxim V. Nabozhenko


Can you make a redirect from category: Maxim V. Nabozhenko to category: Maxim Vital’evich Nabozhenko taxa. PeterR (talk) 18:33, 20 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 22:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Category:Genrik Edisonovitch Davidia taxa

Genrik E. Davidian


Can you make a redirect from category: Genrik E. Davidian to category: Genrik Edisonovitch Davidian taxa. PeterR (talk) 18:33, 20 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 23:03, 21 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Category:Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah taxa

Shahrul Anuar M.S.


Can you make a redirect from Category: Shahrul Anuar M.S. to catogory Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah taxa? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by PeterR (talkcontribs) 11:00, 21 January 2020.

@PeterR: All the necessary link changes to the 6 author pages above and their "Taxa by author" categories has now been made. –Tommy Kronkvist, 23:23, 21 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Thanks Tommy PeterR (talk) 13:21, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Category:Luis Santos Subías Esteban taxa

Category:Luis S. Subías taxa


Can you make a redirect from Category: Luis S. Subías taxa to Category:Luis Santos Subías Esteban taxa? PeterR (talk) 13:21, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 07:12, 29 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Category:Mark Yuri Kalashian taxa

Category:Mark Yu. Kalashian taxa


Can you make a redirect etc. from Category: Mark Yu. Kalashian taxa to Category: Mark Yuri Kalashian taxa? I have already change the names in the author templates. PeterR (talk) 16:27, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 07:12, 29 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Sergey Gennadievich Ermilov links

Sergey G. Ermilov


This is a big one. Can you fix everything from Sergey G. Ermilov to Sergey Gennadievich Ermilov. PeterR (talk) 16:46, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 07:12, 29 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Pavel Valentinovich Romantsov links

Pavel V. Romantsov


Can you fix everything from Pavel V. Romantsov to Pavel Valentinovich Romantsov.PeterR (talk) 09:38, 24 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 09:12, 30 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Dmitry Alexandrovich Dmitriev links

Dmitry A. Dmitriev


Can you fix everything from Dmitry A. Dmitriev to Dmitry Alexandrovich Dmitriev? I have already change the names in the reference templates. PeterR (talk) 08:37, 25 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 08:38, 30 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Vladimir Michaylovich Gnezdilov links

Vladimir Michaylovich Gnezdilov


Can you fix everything from Vladimir M. Gnezdilov to Vladimir Michaylovich Gnezdilov? I have already change the names in the reference template. PeterR (talk) 10:33, 25 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

I will start with all of the above author/category link fixes as soon as I've done with correcting old "Wilhelm Peters" links to Wilhelm Carl Hartwig Peters. It's a total of 567 pages. I've already done about 50 % of them but it will still take some time. Regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 12:12, 25 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
 Done. All the necessary redirects for the above author-, template- and category pages have been done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 15:48, 3 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Volker Wilhelm Framenau links

Volker Wilhelm Framenau


Can you move Volker W. Framenau etc. to Volker Wilhelm Framenau? I have already done the reference templates PeterR (talk) 14:18, 3 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 18:23, 16 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Mikhail Yurievich Gildenkov links

Mikhail Yu. Gildenkov


Can you move everything from Mikhail Yu. Gildenkov to Mikhail Yurievich Gildenkov? PeterR (talk) 18:17, 3 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:20, 16 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Leander Hazen Herman links

Leander H. Herman


Can you move everything from Leander H. Herman to Leander Hazen Herman? PeterR (talk) 17:00, 4 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:04, 16 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Nelson Edgardo Ferretti links

Nelson Ferretti


Can you move Nelson Ferretti to Nelson Edgardo Ferretti? I have already done the reference templates.PeterR (talk) 18:28, 4 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:05, 17 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Pablo Augusto Goloboff links

Pablo A. Goloboff


Canyou move Pablo A. Goloboff to Pablo Augusto Goloboff? I have already done the reference templates PeterR (talk) 16:03, 5 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:51, 17 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Carlos Enrique Valerio Gutierrez links

Carlos E. Valerio


Can you move Carlos E. Valerio to Carlos Enrique Valerio Gutierrez: I have already done the reference templates PeterR (talk) 01:18, 16 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 20:40, 17 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Robert Donald Gordon links

Robert D. Gordon


Can you move every thing from Robert D. Gordon to Robert Donald Gordon?PeterR (talk) 15:09, 17 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 21:14, 17 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
@PeterR:  Done. All the necessary redirects for the above author-, template- and category pages have been done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 21:14, 17 February 2020 (UTC).Reply
Alexey Yurievich Solodovnikov links

Alexey Yu. Solodovnikov


Can you move every thing from Alexey Yu. Solodovnikov to Alexey Yurievich Solodovnikov?PeterR (talk) 01:53, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Marcos J. Rodríguez Bobadilla links

Marcos J.R. Bobadilla


Can you look if I have done all the moves well from Marcos J.R. Bobadilla to Marcos J. Rodríguez Bobadilla?PeterR (talk) 08:18, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Fedor Čiampor Jr. links

Fedor C. Čiampor Jr.


Can you move every thing from Fedor C. Čiampor Jr. to Fedor Čiampor Jr.? His name is Fedor Čiampor Jr. and not Fedor C. Čiampor Jr.PeterR (talk) 13:48, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Aimee Lynn Adato Barrion-Dupo links

Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo


Can you move Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo to Aimee Lynn Adato Barrion-Dupo? I have already done the reference templates.PeterR (talk) 11:03, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Alberto Tomas Barrion links

Alberto T. Barrion


Can you move Alberto T. Barrion to Alberto Tomas Barrion? I have already done the reference templates.PeterR (talk) 11:15, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Cesar João Benetti links

Cesar J. Benetti


Can you move Cesar J. Benetti to Cesar João Benetti? I have already done the reference templates.PeterR (talk) 13:13, 24 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR:  Done. All the necessary redirects for the above author-, template- and category pages have been done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 11:33, 3 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Antonio Verdugo-Páez links

Antonio Verdugo Páez


Can you move every thing from Antonio Verdugo Páez to Antonio Verdugo-Páez. Official name is Antonio Verdugo-Páez and his publish name. PeterR (talk) 12:16, 5 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 14:33, 6 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Walther Hermann Richard Horn links

Walther Horn


Can you move every thing from Walther Horn to Walther Hermann Richard Horn? PeterR (talk) 17:40, 6 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 18:49, 6 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
James Earl Wappes links

James E. Wappes


Can you move every thing from James E. Wappes to James Earl Wappes?PeterR (talk) 18:02, 6 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:20, 6 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Steven Wayne Lingafelter links

Steven W. Lingafelter


Can you move every thing from Steven W. Lingafelter to Steven Wayne Lingafelter? PeterR (talk) 18:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:38, 6 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
@PeterR:  Done. All the necessary redirects for the above author-, template- and category pages have been made. –Tommy Kronkvist, 16:54, 9 March 2020 (UTC).Reply



Can you make an archiv from User talk:PeterR. PeterR (talk) 09:40, 24 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. Please see User talk:PeterR/Archive 2017–2019 for the new archive. –Tommy Kronkvist, 10:45, 24 January 2020 (UTC).Reply
Thanks Tommy PeterR (talk) 13:54, 24 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Category:TMP & TMSA


Can you move category:TMP and TMSA to category:DNMNH? PeterR (talk) 09:49, 2 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. All of the links have been changed to Repository and/or Category "DNMNH", and Category:TMP and Category:TMSA are now empty. Tommy Kronkvist, 12:39, 3 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Virus page in Arabic version "فيروسات"

If you goto Arabic version you will get this GUI . By clicking on الحيوانات you will get this page . If you click on فيروسات will get a new page which is not editable ( Protected page ). We want Arab users to be able even read English article (Virus) Omda4wady (talk) 08:14, 8 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

This is also being discussed on User talk:Burmeister#Virus page in Arabic version "فيروسات" and above all User talk:Pigsonthewing#Virus page in Arabic version "فيروسات". The user Omda4wady has since been promoted to Translation Administrator.(verify)Tommy Kronkvist, 12:28, 9 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Thanks for adding "المراجع " term

I will complete translation then tell you the new terms Omda4wady (talk) 18:09, 13 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Omda4wady: You're welcome. When you're done with the translations, please add your notes to the Translation Administrators' Noticeboard rather than here, since the noticeboard is monitored by all of the admins, not only me. :-) Tommy Kronkvist, 17:43, 14 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Template:Jaloszynski, 2013


Can you restore Template:Jaloszynski, 2013. It was a mistake from me. Thanks, PeterR (talk) 09:03, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR:  Done.
I've restored the {{Jaloszynski, 2013}} Zootaxa template per your request. Please note that even though the {{Jałoszyński, 2013}} template citing the Genus journal has a very similar name, the two templates are of course not identical. Tommy Kronkvist, 10:53, 17 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Frank R. Stokvis


Can you move every thing from Frank R. Stokvis to Frank Robert Stokvis. PeterR (talk) 14:10, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: They seem to be two different persons, both with "Frank Robert Stokvis" as their full name. We list Frank R. Stokvis as a British entomologist, while Frank Robert Stokvis is listed as a Dutch cnidariologist. –Tommy Kronkvist19:42, 25 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Revert at Wikispecies:Administrators

Can I ask about ? The user is globally banned, as I explained on the talk page. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:11, 23 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@DannyS712: We can't simply erase requests for adminship and user polls. That's against Wikimedia policy and somewhat analogous to the fact that we normally don't erase material from talk pages either. Instead we archive the material so that everyone can follow what's been discussed. In exceptional cases (personal attacks, threats, and such) we can hide material from non-admin users, but in general we don't go so far as to flat-out erase evidence of user activites. Especially not in the Wikispecies and Wikimedia namespaces.
Please see this diff for my edit to the Administrators' page, after I had reverted your removal of the user's request for adminship. It keeps the adminship request intact, but describes why the request can't be dealt with. Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 18:52, 23 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Correct formatting on taxon authority pages

Hello Tommy, Please see taxon authority page (George Orlo Poinar, Jr.). I am following your example but can't get the words "Parasitologist" and "Helminthologist" to appear in lower case. What am I doing wrong? Please advise. Kind regards Nytexcome (talk) 01:26, 29 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Nytexcome. You're not doing anything wrong! Having said that, there's not much you can do to fix the upper/lower case problem here, since whether to use caps or not for {{int:}} objects is governed by the Localization database rather than what we add to the actual taxon- and author pages. I've been thinking of this for a while but fixing it hasn't been on the top of my list. Your note here have changed that, so please give me a day and I'll have it sorted. Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 17:01, 29 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
@Nytexcome:  Done. As far as I know all of the 192 English terms in the localization database (listed here) are now presented using the correct capitalisation. Please give me a heads-up if you find any errors, and I'll be happy to rectify them. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:17, 30 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Author page- and category redirects

Tommy, can you please make redirects and fix the links for the following author pages and "Taxa named by author" categories? PeterR.

Requests for author link redirects
Green tickY Yuri M. Marusik

Yuri M. Marusik

Can you move every thing from Yuri M. Marusik to Yuri Michailovich Marusik? PeterR (talk) 09:56, 13 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. All 269 pages now properly redirected. –Tommy Kronkvist, 13:04, 13 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Maria Helena M. Galileo

Maria Helena M. Galileo

Can you move every thing from Maria Helena M. Galileo to Maria Helena Mainieri Galileo? PeterR (talk) 09:36, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. That was a lot of links. :-) Tommy Kronkvist, 19:20, 25 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Luis A.A. Costa

Luis A.A. Costa

Can you move every thing from Luis A.A. Costa to Luis Antônio Alves Costa? PeterR (talk) 12:49, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. Tommy Kronkvist, 19:38, 25 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Leen P. van Ofwegen

Leen P. van Ofwegen

Can you move every thing from Leen P. van Ofwegen to Leendert Pieter van Ofwegen. PeterR (talk) 14:21, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 19:22, 29 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Vitaly I. Alekseev

Vitaly I. Alekseev

Can you move every thing from Vitaly I. Alekseev to Vitalii Igorevich Alekseev. PeterR (talk) 17:35, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 20:07, 29 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Angel L. Viloria

Angel L. Viloria

Can you move every thing from Angel L. Viloria to Ángel Luis Viloria Petit? PeterR (talk) 15:36, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 03:53, 3 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY M. Gonzalo Andrade-C.

M. Gonzalo Andrade-C.

Can you move every thing from M. Gonzalo Andrade-C. to Miguel Gonzalo Andrade Correa? in 2019 Neferkheperre create a new M. Gonzalo Andrade-C. So can you move this one to? PeterR (talk) 15:45, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 05:23, 3 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Green tickY Alexey V. Solovyev

Alexey V. Solovyev

Can you move every thing from Alexey V. Solovyev to Alexey Vyacheslavovich Solovyev? PeterR (talk) 15:50, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

 Done. –Tommy Kronkvist, 06:33, 3 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Patricia M. Estrada

Patricia M. Estrada

Can you move every thing from Patricia M. Estrada to Patricia Edith Estrada Mancilla? PeterR (talk) 15:56, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

N.V. Omelko

N.V. Omelko

Can you move every thing from N.V. Omelko to Natalia Viktorovna Omelko? PeterR (talk) 10:32, 25 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Anton V. Volynkin

Anton V. Volynkin

Can you move every thin from Anton V. Volynkin to Anton Valeryevich Volynkin? PeterR (talk) 11:12, 25 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Eduard Vives

Eduard Vives

Can you move evry thing from Eduard Vives to Eduardo Noguera Vives? PeterR (talk) 10:42, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Cheryl B. Barr

Cheryl B. Barr

Can you move every thing from Cheryl B. Barr to Cheryl Barkley Barr? I have done the reference templates. PeterR (talk) 10:42, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

William D. Shepard

William D. Shepard

Can you move every thing from William D. Shepard to William Douglas Shepard? I have done the reference templates. PeterR (talk) 10:48, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Alexey V. Shavrin

Alexey V. Shavrin

Can you move every thing from Alexey V. Shavrin to Alexey Valerevich Shavrin? PeterR (talk) 15:08, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Matthew J.W. Cock

Matthew J.W. Cock

Can you move every thing from Matthew J.W. Cock to Matthew Julian William Cock? PeterR (talk) 09:36, 28 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

John R. Grehan

John R. Grehan

Can you move every thing from John R. Grehan to John Robert Grehan? PeterR (talk) 11:28, 29 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Mariano Cruz Michat

Mariano C. Michat

Can you move every thing from Mariano C. Michat to Mariano Cruz Michat. PeterR (talk) 13:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

James William Berry

James W. Berry

Can you move every thing from James W. Berry to James William Berry? PeterR (talk) 12:56, 1 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Jennifer Cristina Girón Duque

Jennifer C. Girón

Can you move every thing from Jennifer C. Girón to Jennifer Cristina Girón Duque? PeterR (talk) 10:50, 2 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

David Lee Wagner

David L. Wagner

Can you move every thing from David L. Wagner to David Lee Wagner? PeterR (talk) 04:29, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Tanner Alex Matson

Tanner A. Matson

Can you move every thing from Tanner A. Matson to Tanner Alex Matson? PeterR (talk) 04:37, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Ivan Alexandrovich Chigray

Ivan A. Chigray

Can you move every thing from Ivan A. Chigray to Ivan Alexandrovich Chigray? PeterR (talk) 13:43, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Alexandr Borisovich Ryvkin

Alexandr B. Ryvkin

Can you move every thing from Alexandr B. Ryvkin to Alexandr Borisovich Ryvkin? PeterR (talk) 17:07, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Arthur Torrane Urquhart

Arthur T. Urquhart

Can you move every thing from Arthur T. Urquhart to Arthur Torrane Urquhart? PeterR (talk) 09:48, 11 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Andrew Donald Austin

Andrew D. Austin

Can you move every thing from Andrew D. Austin to Andrew Donald Austin? PeterR (talk) 12:09, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sophie Ellen Harrison

Sophie E. Harrison

Can you move every thing from Sophie E. Harrison to Sophie Ellen Harrison? PeterR (talk) 12:14, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Peter Goyen

P. Goyen

Can you move every thing from P. Goyen to Peter Goyen? PeterR (talk) 10:07, 15 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Natalia Jane Vandenberg

Natalia J. Vandenberg

Can you move every thing from Natalia J. Vandenberg to Natalia Jane Vandenberg? PeterR (talk) 10:34, 16 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Graham Alan Milledge

Graham A. Milledge

Can you move every thing from Graham A. Milledge to Graham Alan Milledge? PeterR (talk) 07:29, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Barry John Richardson

Barry J. Richardson

Can you move every thing from Barry J. Richardson to Barry John Richardson? PeterR (talk) 07:34, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Request for Bulgarian terms to be added

Can you add these terms in Bulgarian language, please?

  • Taxonavigation - Класификация
  • Name - Име
  • Synonyms - Синоними
  • Vernacular names - Местни имена
  • References - Позовавания

Please add them. ReconnectBalkanMed (talk) —The preceding undated comment was added 17:00, 30 March 2020

@ReconnectBalkanMed:  Done – all the above Bulgarian translations are now added. If possible, could you please also replace the fields marked "??" with the relevant Bulgarian translations to the list below as well? Then I can make the Bulgarian part of our Localization database 100% complete.
Please note that some of the words start with an upper case ("big") letter and some start with a lower case ("small") letter. This is important – the words in upper case are always used in the beginning of a new sentence, and the words in lower case are always used in the middle of sentences.
Lastly, of course you don't have to add all of them if you don't want too, but any help is very much appreciated! :-) Thank you. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 22:52, 30 March 2020 (UTC).Reply
Taxon pages  
English Български
Additional references Допълнителни източници
Vernacular names Местни имена
Synonymy Синонимика
Basionym Базионим
Heterotypic Хетеротипичен
Homotypic Хомотипичен
Monotypic Монотипичен
Replaced synonym Заместен синоним
Replaced Заместен
Misapplied names Неправилни имена
Misapplied Неправилен
Alternative combinations Други комбинации
Original combination Оригинална комбинация
Original name Оригинално име
Protonym ??
Homonym Омоним
Homonyms Омоними
Hybrids Хибриди
Gender Пол
Editors Редактори
Type data Типови данни
Type genus Типов род
Type species Типов вид
Typus Тип
Type locality Типова локация
Type material Типов материал
Holotype Холотип
Holotypus Холотип
Holotypes Холотипове
Lectotype Лектотип
Lectotypus Лектотип
Lectotypes Лектотипове
Syntype Синтип
Syntypus Синтип
Syntypes Синтипове
Paratype Паратип
Paratypus Паратип
Paratypes Паратипове
Isotype Изотип
Isotypus Изотип
Isotypes Изотипове
Overview of species Преглед на видовете
Overview of genera Преглед на родовете
Overview of familiae Преглед на семействата
Overview of ordines Преглед на разредите
Alternative classifications Други класификации
Conservation status Природозащитен статус
Distribution Разпространение
Native distribution areas Естествен ареал на разпространение
Mentions Споменавания
Other taxon names Други имена на таксона
Species group Видова група
Genus group Родова група
Etymology Етимология
Author pages  
English Български
Alias Други имена
Author abbreviation Съкратено име на описващ автор
Author name abbreviation Съкратено име на описващ автор
Botanist name abbreviation Съкратено име на ботаник
Zoologist name abbreviation Съкратено име на зоолог
Zoobank ID Zoobank ID
taxon names authored by имена на таксони, описани от
Wikispecies user page Страница на потребител в Уикивидове
Links Препратки
External links Външни препратки
Authored taxa Описани таксони
Eponyms Епоними
Eponymy Епонимия
Patronyms Патроними
Publications Публикации
Abbreviation Съкращение
acarologist акаролог
agrostologist ??
annelidologist ??
arachnologist арахнолог
archaeozoologist археозоолог
arthropodologist ??
bacteriologist бактериолог
biologist биолог
botanist ботаник
bryologist бриолог
bryozoologist ??
carcinologist ??
chiropterist хироптеролог
cirripedologist ??
coleopterist ??
cnidariologist ??
dipterist диптеролог
echinodermologist ??
entomologist ентомолог
geneticist генетик
geologist геолог
helminthologist хелминтолог
hemipterist ??
herpetologist херпетолог
ichthyologist ихтиолог
lepidopterist ??
lichenologist лихенолог
malacologist малаколог
mammalogist ??
microbiologist микробиолог
micropalaeontologist микропалеонтолог
mycologist миколог
myriapodologist мириаподолог
myrmecologist мирмеколог
naturalist естественик
nematologist нематолог
ornithologist орнитолог
ostracodologist ??
palaeontologist палеонтолог
paleobotanist палеоботаник
paleoentomologist палеоентомолог
paleoichthyologist палеоихтиолог
paleomalacologist палеомалаколог
paleomammalogist ??
paleornithologist палеоорнитолог
paleozoologist палеозоолог
parasitologist паразитолог
phycologist фиколог
primatologist приматолог
pteridologist ??
protozoologist протозоолог
spongiologist ??
tardigradologist ??
zoologist зоолог
Repository pages  
English Български
Repository Хранилище
Publication pages  
English Български
Publisher Издател
Publication frequency Честота на издаване
Open access status Отворен достъп
In press Под печат
Nomenclatural acts Описания на видове
Date of publication Дата на публикуване
Publication date Дата на публикуване
New names Нови имена
New taxa Нови таксони
Other names Други имена
No new names Няма нови имена
No new taxa Няма нови таксони
Primary type fixation Основен начин на фиксиране
Primary type fixations Основни начини на фиксиране
English Български
blocked блокиран
blocks блокирания
documentation документация
Documentation subpage Подстраница на документацията
indefinite неопределен
indefinitely неопределено
overview преглед
parameter параметър
parameters параметри
sandbox пясъчник
similar groups подобни групи
sockpuppet марионетка
sockpuppets марионетки
sockpuppeteer кукловод
sockpuppeteers кукловоди
vandalism вандализъм
vandalizing вандализиране
day ден
week седмица
Generic interface items  
English Български
Blocks Блокирания
Contents Съдържание
Directory Директория
Example Пример
Examples Примери
Find all Wikispecies pages which cite this reference Намери всички страници в Уикивидове, които цитират този източник
List may be incomplete Списъкът може да е непълен
None Няма
Notes Бележки
Purpose Цел
Reference page Страница на източника
See also Вижте също
Syntax Синтаксис
Template Шаблон
Templates Шаблони
Usage Употреба
@Tommy Kronkvist:  Done - most of the terms have been translated in Bulgarian. About the terms block/blocked - it depends on the context; are they meant to be used as in "chunks of text" or as in "deny access"? Also, I don't know what "sockpuppet" means in this case - could you explain or give me an example? Thank you! - ReconnectBalkanMed (talk), 13:01, 07 April 2020 (EET).
A real-life sock-puppeteer with two sock-puppets :-)
@ReconnectBalkanMed: Thank you for the great work! As for the "block" (plural "blocks") and "blocked" terms they are used in relation to user accounts that have been blocked from editing, i.e. users that are denied access and forbidden to contribute.
In Wikimedia a "sockpuppeteer" is a registered user who has also created multiple other user accounts in order to deceive or mislead the community. For example a blocked user that has created one or more new user accounts in order to avoid the block. These new, "extra" user accounts are called "sockpuppets" (also known as "marionettes", i.e. "марионе́тки"). In most cases this is prohibited by Wikimedia policy, and then we block both the sockpuppeteer's main account as well as all of his/her sockpuppet accounts. Note that there are exceptions when sock-puppetry is considered okay, for example if Wikimedia personel have one formal account for their role as Wikimedia staff (for example the WMF board members), and a separate account for their non-formal "personal" edits (i.e. like you and me and most other users). However, these valid sockpuppet accounts are always publicly disclosed to the community, while "bad" sockpuppeters almost always try to hide their sockpuppets. The Bulgarian Wikipedia page about Wikimedia sock-puppetry is a bit outdated, but may give more information: Уикипедия: Марионетка.
–Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 01:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
@Tommy Kronkvist: - Thank you! I added those translations, as well as a few others I had missed. I'm available if anything else is needed/there are any corrections, etc. All the best! - ReconnectBalkanMed (talk), 10:35, 10 April 2020 (EET).

R. Wills Flowers


Can you move every thing from R. Wills Flowers to Ralph Wills Flowers? PeterR (talk) 17:21, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Tommy, can you tell me what is change if you move R. Wills Flowers to Ralph Wills Flowers? First you came direct by the new reference template and could change the text, but now after move you stay wit R. Wills Flowers.PeterR (talk) 17:21, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

I've just now updated all the links and templates as well as the author taxa category for Ralph Wills Flowers, just so you know. Monster Iestyn (talk) 03:01, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thanks @Monster Iestyn! I'm busy going through the author link redirects in the rather long list above so any help is much appreciated. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:54, 3 April 2020 (UTC).Reply

Template sp defect

Hello Tommy Kronkvist, after your last update of the template sp, it seems to be defect. All species lists are vanished and show the last species only, which is called by template splast. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 07:51, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Thiotrix, and thank you for notifying me! I didn't manually edit the {{Sp|sp}} template, but it was automatically changed when I imported the {{In title}} template from English Wikipedia at 07:10 (UTC) earlier today. I didn't realize that enWP have a {{sp}} and that it would get imported together with {{In title}}. I think I've fixed all of the errors now, however please contact me anew if you find any more errors in relation to todays imports. Again: thank you! Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 08:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC).Reply

Help:Project sources

Hello Tommy! Is there some particular reason to have Catalogue of Life Annual checklist set to 2018 here? 2019 is already available. I'd update it myself, but I wasn't sure if possibly there was some reason to have it this way, so I'm asking :o) --GeXeS (talk) 09:02, 1 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Christopher A.M. Reid


Can you move every thing from Christopher A.M. Reid to Christopher Athol McEwan Reid? PeterR (talk)

@PeterR: I'm still only about half way through the list above with the old redirect requests. It takes a lot of time since the pages also have other errors such as "BASEPAGENAME", incorrect lists of authored taxa- and publications, etc. I will of course correct them all, but it will take some time so please be patient. Thank you for your understanding. –Tommy Kronkvist, 04:52, 3 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Tommy, what is wrong with the use of BASEPAGENAME? First we agree to use BASEPAGENAME and now not any more? PeterR (talk) 13:43, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply
@PeterR: As I think you know, we have discussed this before. It was decided as a result of this discussion and voting about removing BASEPAGENAME. That was in 2017. After that all of the community have stopped using BASEPAGENAME, and we are replacing it with the real page name when we find it.
You, however, said “I use BASEPAGENAME and nothing else” (February 12, 2017) and you have been using it ever since. That is okay, but takes a bit of extra time for the other users since according to the agreement we must clean the pages and replace BASEPAGENAME with the real name. –Tommy Kronkvist, 17:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Ok I shall try to use the real name. If you use BASEPAGENAME you see also the real name. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by PeterR (talkcontribs) 17:07, 9 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
@PeterR. Thank you. In some cases the taxon name is not the same as the page name. Then BASEPAGENAME does not show the correct taxon name. That's one (1) or the reasons why we decided against using BASEPAGENAME. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:35, 14 April 2020 (UTC).Reply

Correct formatting of headers (eg. Taxonavigation, Name, etc.)

Hello Tommy, I need to call a significant matter to your attention. Please see recent changes to section headings made by user Caftaric. (see page "Siphonostomatoida" as an example). He has added a space between the = and the { at rhe beginning of the heading and a space between the } and the = at the end, for the following headings:

  • ==Taxonavigation==
  • ==Name==
  • ===Synonyms===
  • ==References==
  • ==Vernacular names==
    A spot check of his edits seems to indicate that these changes have been going on for several months. If this is an approved format change, it is most ill-advised since virtually all taxon pages use no spaces in these headings and changing all these pages just to insert these unneeded spaces would be a laborious task when such time could be spent in more construcutive edits. In fact user Rosibot has edited literally thousands of taxon pages adding "int:" to these headers with no spaces in the heading. Unless Wikispecies has now adopted a-free-for-all policy in regard to spacing, I kindly request that you politely ask user Caftaric to refrain from making such changes and that he revert those he has made. I intend no disrespect to this user and hope that none is inferred by him. Even though I have edited Wikispecies for over 16 months I must shamefully admit I don't know how to send a private message to a user and therefore had to mebtion this matter to you on your user talk page. I hesitated to expose this for public viewing and would have sent you a private email but could'nt find your email address. Thank you for consideration of this matter and a prompt reply. Kind regards, Nytexcome (talk) 20:48, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply



I read you are ill. Are you better now? By the way are you Dutch? PeterR (talk) 16:06, 16 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR. Except for a bad cold and some fever, I'm okay now. I have a lot of things to do though – not only in Wikispecies! – and right now all work is slow since many services and offices are closed because of the Corona situation. Therefore, please stop adding new requests for author-link changes here for a while. Right now I have more than 20 authors from you "old" requests that still needs to be fixed. (Click the right "expand" link here: all authors without the "Green tickY" mark still needs work). In total that's at least 1,000 pages that needs to be edited, and I would like to correct all of them before you add new requests here. My guess is it will take a week or two, and I will send you a message when I'm done – after that you're most welcome to send me new requests again!
As for nationalities, no I'm not Dutch. I understand most written Dutch, but can not write in Dutch myself. As you can read on my public user page: "I'm a Swedish amateur ichthyologist born in Finland". That information has been there for many, many years. On the same page you will also find information about which languages I both speak, read and write in, in the "Babel user information" section on the right side of the page, below the other user boxes. (Swedish, English and German, to be precise.)
–Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 03:04, 18 April 2020 (UTC).Reply
Tommy, thanks for your kindly answer. I shall wait with new move from authors till you gave me a message. I have a link to bulletins who are published on google via Naturalis (I,m a member of Naturalis).PeterR (talk) 12:25, 19 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

What is going on here?

Hi Tommy. [1] Picked this up this morning, is it a mass spam? Stay safe. Andyboorman (talk) 08:42, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Andy. Many of those new user accounts were most likely first manually created on a sister project (oftentimes Wikipedia) and then also automatically created here as well as on the other wikis. Those auto-creations are made as part of the Unified login system by the "CentralAuth" extension and its subroutines. Those functions run globally on all our wikis, and helps so that each user don't have to manually create separate Wikimedia user accounts for Commons, Wikidata, Wikispecies, and so forth. That's all normal procedure and usually works well.
Having said that, not all of the accounts you refer to were created by "real" persons. Instead a whole bunch of them are probably spam accounts that were created semi-automatically by spam-bots. Those bots are of course external and has nothing to do with the legitimate bots we run on our servers to automate stuff on Wikispecies. Unfortunately they're rather common though, and the CentralAuth auto-creation service can't differentiate between human users with good intentions and malevolent spammers. It used to be that the user names created by spam-bots often included digits ("RudolphDale9468", "CaraDossett9227", "ZitaHay0670355" and so forth) but it seems the spam bots have become smarter during the past six months or so, and nowadays generate more "normal" user names which may be harder to spot. Thankfully most of the spam accounts never make any edits to Wikispecies: they generally only target Wikipedia and other such high-traffic wikis with a bigger user base, where their spam can quickly reach more users before the spam accounts gets blocked.
As far as I can tell the sum of accounts created the last couple of days is fairly normal, counting both standard user- and spam accounts. So in short: I don't think we need to be more vigilant than normally. Thanks anyway for bringing it up – and stay safe, you too! –Tommy Kronkvist, 03:18, 18 April 2020 (UTC).Reply

Full author names


When can I send you new full author names? PeterR (talk) 12:11, 20 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: Rather soon, but I don't know exactly when. Perhaps in about a week, but I will get back to you with more details. I'm currently working 65–70 hours per week with other, non-Internet related jobs. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:44, 24 May 2020 (UTC).Reply

Helmut Pinter

Hej Tommy, jag har gjort en svwiki artikel om sv:Helmut Pinter, och i funderingar kring om han är relevant för species, kollade Fishbase, där jag hittade Ictalurus nebulosus pannonicus Harka & Pinter, 1990, Synonym for Ameiurus nebulosus, se också [Ictalurus nebulosus pannonicus COL], vilket i sin tur verkar vara syn med Ameiurus nebulosus så tyvärr sitter det kanske lite hårt åt med relevansen, vad tycker du? Dan Koehl (talk) 10:10, 11 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Tommy, har du någon åsikt angående Pinter? Dan Koehl (talk) 02:32, 23 July 2020 (UTC)Reply


Hi. When you have a chance, can you take a look at Wikispecies talk:Localization? There are a few edits pending. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:50, 14 June 2020 (UTC)Reply



I have done something wrong by Halonoproctidae, but I don't know what. Please can you fix it? PeterR (talk) 07:53, 14 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Protection of archives

Hi, I saw that you protected Wikispecies:Administrators' Noticeboard/Archive 2020 when I tried to archive some stuff to it - should the current archives (which still need to be edited) be fully protected? If yes, can you please archive some of the resolved discussions? If not, would you please reduce it to semiprotection or remove the protection entirely? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:19, 29 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

@DannyS712: Reduced to semi-protection. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:14, 21 July 2020 (UTC).Reply
Thanks! DannyS712 (talk) 20:21, 21 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Translations of geographical names

Hi, what do you say to this possibility of translating established terms that the wikidat database allows us to do?

The Qx template with the numeric item parameter of the Wikidat object could be inserted into tables instead of translated. --Rosičák (talk) 04:29, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Health check


Are you ill? PeterR (talk) 12:36, 7 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PeterR: See Wikispecies:Administrators' Noticeboard#Sorry for being offline. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:28, 7 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

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