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Text wrapping for taxon names[edit]

Up to now, the taxobox code (for both manual and automated taxoboxes) prevented the name of the taxon from wrapping around in the rows in the taxobox which are of the form "Rank: Taxon_name".

This meant that a taxobox in an article like Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. traunsteinerioides had a row like this:

Subspecies: D. m. subsp. traunsteinerioides

making the taxobox wider than normal.

Taxon names in the title box and in the "Binomial name", "Trinomial name", divisions and "Synonyms" boxes have always line wrapped.

There seems no good reason not to allow line wrapping in the taxonomy rows of the taxobox except between an abbreviated genus name and the following specific name/epithet. I've altered Template:Taxonomy to produce this behaviour.

All the taxoboxes I've checked seem ok, but if there are any problems, please explain here and revert my edit. Peter coxhead (talk) 15:08, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Informal/non-monophyletic groups[edit]

Perhaps an additional option for an "informal group"/"non-monophyletic group" could be useful, e.g. Opisthobranchia and Heterocera. There are a few of these pages about and it'd be useful to have an option for formatting them. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 22:32, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Add pronunciation[edit]

We have added pronunciation to the Template:Drugbox. An example of this is here at Metoprolol. Wondering if anyone would oppose me doing this here? It is an effort to simplify the first sentences of our articles. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:25, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

If you mean the pronunciation of Latin names, I think it needs quite a bit of discussion, involving many Tree of Life WikiProjects. Pronunciation has proved difficult to source reliably. In many cases the pronunciations added to articles rely on a single source and don't reflect the variation found in reality, both within and across different English-speaking countries. (As noted in the discussion here, there are at least four pronunciations of the ending of plant family names ("-aceae") in use, only one of which is at present easy to source.) So I'm not enthusiastic about adding pronunciations to taxoboxes, since if done properly there would usually be several pronunciations, each with a reference, and taxoboxes are complex enough already. Peter coxhead (talk) 10:22, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Bacteria and archaea[edit]

Whenever I make a page about a bacterium, whenever I or someone else puts Template:Taxonomy onto my page, it always treats bacteria as a kingdom and not a superkingdom. But Wikispecies treats bacteria (and archaea) as superkingdoms. Can somebody explain this? Here's the link to Wikispecies. [1] Charizardmewtwo (talk) 13:21, 12 August 2016 (UTC)