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Article is at Pteridophyta or ferns. --DanielCD 14:23, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)


While Pteridphyta is a deprecated term due to being paraphyletic, a large number of pages have navboxes which point to this page. Therefore it is worth spelling out the history and current treatment of this group here. --Michael Goodyear (talk) 15:16, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

The page doesn't have to cover the taxon "Pteridophyta", just the English term "pteridophyte", with additional explanation. The word still show up in nunerous articles and textbooks, even though it is not longer recognized as a taxon. It's just going to be a long slow road to figure out what the article should cover. Thanks for stepping in and getting the changeover started! --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:08, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
There was a recent discussion about shifting ferns over to using automatic taxoboxes. There's been little progress so far, but it's something I aim to work on in the next few weeks. Currently, ferns using automatic taxoboxes have a piped link that display Pteridophyta, but pipes to Fern. I'm not entirely sure that is the best way to do things, but the advantage of using automatic taxoboxes is that it is very easy to change the taxonomic hierarchy in a large number of articles with a small number of edits. Shifting to automatic taxoboxes will reduce the number of links to this page. Plantdrew (talk) 20:16, 27 April 2017 (UTC)