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I think writers for Wikipedia biology-related articles are entirely too fond of this term. It is a sweeping generalization that should be avoided, imho. The meaning is arbitrary and subjective to the writer; witness this definition page. It seems to mean "we think you can find this (plant or animal) anywhere; that is, we lack geographical distribution data." Nickrz 12:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
- No, it means "you can find", not "we think you can find". If you think that in some articles it is applied wrongly, please request a citiation. Please remember, "writers for Wikipedia" are not supposed to be "fond of" anything in their writing: they may only quote from reliable sources. And if these sources are "fond of" something, we can do nothing, except of quoting other reputable sources which disagree. `'Míkka 15:51, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
I also think the Barn Owl should be listed.
Why is "Ant" in the list of cosmopolitain species ? "Ant" is not a species, there are thousands of species of ants. Is there any particular ant species found almost everywhere ?Eregli bob (talk) 04:38, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
I don't see an obvious reason as to why cats and dogs aren't listed here. They can survive in almost any climate, as far as I know. Something tells me I'm missing something important, which is why I'm asking instead of just doing this myself. Leo-Roy! review/gb 02:15, 15 April 2011 (UTC)