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Wikispecies

The free species directory that anyone can edit.

It covers Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life.

So far we have 687,906 articles

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  • HELP Section – Detailed information on creating pages.
  • Taxonomy – Information on the Linnaean classification of species.
  • Village Pump – Discuss the project.
  • Done and To Do – See references to very detailed areas and defined future targets
  • Wikispecies FAQ – Check replies to common concerns.
  • Image Guidelines – Our recommendation on where to upload illustrations
  • Wikispecies PR – Help us by spreading the word of Wikispecies

Collaboration with ZooKeys

A collaboration between Wikispecies and ZooKeys has been announced. PhytoKeys also joined the collaboration in November 2010. Images of species from ZooKeys and PhytoKeys will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and used in Wikispecies.



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