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This template can be used to cite all versions of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A user's guide and video are available.

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All of the following parameters are required except accessdate and assessors.

Parameter Description Example
 id The internal redlist id number. In, the id is 22718174, as in the above url.
 taxon The scientific name Passer domesticus
 assessors The person or group who assessed the status of the species, if specified BirdLife International
 assessment_year  The year the assessor evaluated the species. 2012
 version The version of the list 2012.2
 accessdate The date you downloaded the data 18 October 2012

Cut and paste


| id = 
| taxon = 
| assessors = 
| assessment_year = 
| version = 
| accessdate = 


{{IUCN | id = | taxon = | assessors = | assessment_year = | version = | accessdate = }}


The suggested citation at the bottom of an IUCN details page contains all the data needed by this template except for the id, which is obtained from the page url. The output of this template is patterned after the IUCN suggested citation format and the template {{cite web}}.

The IUCN version is not to be confused with the criteria version (e.g. 3.1).

The {{{ref}}} parameter is supported to optionally allow ref names to be specified, such as "harv" or {{harvid}}.


| id = 22718174
| taxon = ''Passer domesticus''
| assessors = [[BirdLife International]]
| assessment_year = 2012
| version = 2013.2
| accessdate = 22 November 2013


BirdLife International (2012). "Passer domesticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

See also