Wikipedia:Automated taxobox system/convert

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Taxonomy templates

Taxobox templates

Please check that you use the right automated taxobox template; see Which taxobox should I be using?

Converting from a manual taxobox to an automated taxobox[edit]

Consider the following initial manual taxobox for a species:

{{taxobox
|image = Dichelostemma capitatum 2003-02-04.jpg
|regnum = [[Plantae]]
|unranked_divisio = [[Angiosperms]]
|unranked_classis = [[Monocots]]
|ordo = [[Asparagales]]
|familia = [[Themidaceae]]
|genus = [[Dichelostemma]]
|species = '''''D. capitatum'''''
|binomial = ''Dichelostemma capitatum''
|binomial_authority = ([[Benth.]]) [[Alph.Wood]]
|synonyms =
*''Brodiaea lacuna-vernalis''
*''Brodiaea pulchella''
*''Dichelostemma pulchellum''
|synonyms_ref = <ref>[http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2718 ''Dichelostemma capitatum''] at Calflora</ref>
}}

After conversion (but no other possible improvements) it would look like this:

{{Speciesbox
|image = Dichelostemma capitatum 2003-02-04.jpg
|taxon = Dichelostemma capitatum
|authority = ([[Benth.]]) [[Alph.Wood]]
|synonyms =
*''Brodiaea lacuna-vernalis''
*''Brodiaea pulchella''
*''Dichelostemma pulchellum''
|synonyms_ref = <ref>[http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2718 ''Dichelostemma capitatum''] at Calflora</ref>
}}

Most of the time, there are three steps needed:

  1. Change "taxobox" to "automatic taxobox", "speciesbox" or other appropriate automated taxobox template
  2. Select and delete everything from "regnum" to "binomial_" inclusive
  3. Add |taxon= followed by the scientific name of the taxon that is the subject of the page

Taxon is a genus or higher[edit]

  • Add "Automatic" before "taxobox".
  • Remove all the parameters which specify the taxonomic hierarchy. You only need a single parameter, taxon = (even this can be omitted if the title of the article is the same as the name of the taxon). The rest of the hierarchy will be displayed automatically based on the appropriate Template:Taxonomy/taxon pages.
  • Update the taxon authority parameter. If you're editing a page about a genus, then you replace:
    • |genus_authority=|authority=
  • Other authorities can be shown using 'parent', 'grandparent', etc. If you're editing a page about a genus, then you can replace:
    • |familia_authority=|parent authority=
    • |ordo_authority=|grandparent authority=
Another example[edit]

Consider the following manual taxobox:

{{taxobox
|image = Dichelostemma capitatum.jpg
|image_caption = ''[[Dichelostemma capitatum]]''
|regnum = [[Plantae]]
|unranked_divisio = [[Angiosperms]]
|unranked_classis = [[Monocots]]
|ordo = [[Asparagales]]
|familia = [[Themidaceae]]
|genus = '''''Dichelostemma'''''
|genus_authority = [[Carl Sigismund Kunth|Kunth]]
|subdivision_ranks = Species
|subdivision = See text.
}}

After conversion it would look like this:

{{Automatic taxobox
|taxon = Dichelostemma <!-- this line is optional if the page title is "Dichelostemma" -->
|image = Dichelostemma capitatum.jpg
|image_caption = ''[[Dichelostemma capitatum]]''
|authority = [[Carl Sigismund Kunth|Kunth]]
|subdivision_ranks = Species
|subdivision = See text.
}}