Talk:Portland Formation

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Paleobiota help[edit]


This section contains pre-made code that can be copy and pasted into articles containing paleobiota tables. To save space, not all of the code is visible, additional code can be found by simply viewing this section's edit page.

Premade rowspans:

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Replacement headings for "Presence" column

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Replacement headings for "Taxa" column

Cell background colors[edit]

The background colors of the cells are a means to communicate the relevant organism's taxonomic status.

Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.

Red for reclassified and preoccupied

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Purple for taxa falsely reported as present:

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Dark grey for discredited taxa:

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Peach for Ichnotaxa:

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Light blue for Ootaxa:

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Light green for Morphotaxa:

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Proposed merge with Paleobiota of the Portland formation[edit]

I completely agree with the proposal. The paleobiota of the formation is not particularly unusual or renowned in paleontological circles, consisting of a typical Newark Supergroup assemblage of conifers, horsetails, cycadeoids, bivalves, crustaceans, insects, bony fish, and tetrapods primarily represented by tracks. Furthermore, I am reasonably certain that User:Yewtharaptor is the same as (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), (talk · contribs · WHOIS), and occasionally (talk · contribs · WHOIS), and was registered to make edits anonymous IP editors are not permitted to make, such as creating articles. The individual behind the IPS has a tedious history of populating Late Triassic and Early Jurassic formations with a biota seemingly drawn at random, and occasionally creating hoax articles on talk pages. J. Spencer (talk) 22:35, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

I think that is all the votes we need to go through with the merger. I'm going to write Yewtharaptor a mergenote. Judging from his edit count is still learning about Wikipedia dos and donts. --Tobias1984 (talk) 08:18, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Support merger. No justification for spin-offs of this short article. Abyssal (talk) 09:32, 18 October 2012 (UTC)