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Template:R to scientific name

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When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add up to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

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Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
An unnamed parameter may be used to specify more precisely the kind of organism involved and to sort the article in the appropriate subcategory. At present the two possible sorts are:
Other parameter values and subcategories may be added.
  • To sort to the basic category, place this rcat on a redirect page (not a talk-page redirect) in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Redr|to scientific name}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison page. Any subcategory must then be given by |pN= where N is the position of this template in the list of rcats.
{{Redr|to scientific name|from move}}
{{Redr|to scientific name|p1=plant|from move}}
{{Redr|from move|to scientific name|p2=plant}}
This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R to scientific name}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat only to tag mainspace redirects to scientific names of organisms. If the redirect is to some other scientific or technical name, then use {{R to technical name}} instead.


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used


  • Unlike its complementary rcat, {{R from scientific name}}, this rcat does not automatically categorize redirects for this quality. In main-article namespace some common-name redirects to scientific names are considered printworthy; however, others are thought to be unprintworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
{{Redr|to scientific name|printworthy}}
{{Redr|to scientific name|p1=plant|unprintworthy}}
Either {{This is a redirect}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Redr}}, may be used.

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