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WikiProject Palaeontology / Paleontologists / Pterosaurs  (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject Palaeontology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of palaeontology-related topics and create a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
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This template is supported by the paleontologists taskforce.
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This template is supported by the Pterosaurs taskforce, which collaborates on articles related to pterosaurs.
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When you create or find a new page within the scope of WikiProject Palaeontology please add any of the following to the top of its talk page:
{{WikiProject Palaeontology |class= |importance= }}
{{WikiProject Palaeontology |class= |importance= |paleontologist= |pterosaurs= |attention= |small= |listas= }}
{{WikiProject Palaeontology
|class          = 
|importance     = 
|paleontologist = 
|pterosaurs     = 
|needs-image    = 
|attention      = 
|small          = 
|listas         = 
Unused parameters may be omitted.

Optional parameters

  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention; this should be used sparingly.
  • class – valid values are: fa, a, ga, b, c, start, stub, fl, list, category, disambig, draft, file, portal, project, template, na (case-insensitive). See the project's quality scale for details.
  • importance – valid values are: top, high, mid, low, na (case-insensitive). See the project's importance scale for details.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Mary Anning, use |listas=Anning, Mary so that the talk page will show up in the A's and not the M's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • needs-image – set |needs-image=yes to request that a picture or pictures be included in the page to improve its quality.
  • paleontologist – set |paleontologist=yes if the article is supported by the paleontologists taskforce.
  • pterosaurs – set |pterosaurs=yes if if the page is supported by the Pterosaurs taskforce, which collaborates on articles related to pterosaurs..
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProject banner shell}} or any of its redirects.
  • auto – This parameter is for the use of bots and indicates that the article has been automatically rated:
    • |auto=length – based on the length of the article
    • |auto=inherit – because one or more other projects use this class
    • |auto=yes (or |auto=stub), in conjunction with |class=stub – as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.


  • The parameters |needs-photo=, |photo-needed= and |image-needed= are recognised as aliases for |needs-image=. If more than one is present, the order of precedence, from highest to lowest, is: |needs-image=|needs-photo=|photo-needed=|image-needed= . Parameters with lower precedence are ignored.

See also