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WikiProject Cryptozoology
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WikiProject Cryptozoology

16 June 2006

Current Coordinators

General information



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Welcome to the Cryptozoology WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to cryptozoology and cryptids.

  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to cryptids, by expanding articles on cryptids, and stories about them.
  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to animals identified as cryptids, their history, geographical diffusion, and related places and people. We will specifically deal with all articles contained in the Category:Cryptozoology and its subcategories.
  • This project includes articles of former cryptids now accepted by science.
What Wikiproject Cryptozoology is not
  • This project (like all others) is not a fringe view platform (See WP:Fringe). All users are welcome (and needed) to contribute and are invited to do so.
Cryptozoology recent changes
Cryptozoology talkpages
Articles in Category:Cryptids
Articles in Category:Cryptozoology
Articles in Category:Cryptozoologists


This project shall follow the most applicable page of the Wikipedia:Manual of Style for its articles.

Related projects[edit]


Wikipedia:WikiProject Cryptozoology/Open tasks[edit]

See above page for our task list.

Collaboration Template[edit]

{{Wikiproject Cryptozoology/Collaboration Template}}

The Nessie Barnstar[edit]

If a fellow editor makes a worthy contribution to Cryptozoology related article(s) or increases awareness of our project, give them this barnstar with a nice message by inserting the following line of text to recognize them in an appropriate way. {{The Nessie Barnstar|message ~~~~}}

Cryptozoology barnstar.png The Nessie Barnstar
message --~~~~

Other tasks[edit]

To use the cryptid infobox template for all the creatures, real and imaginary, within the scope of this project. This would include:

  • The best and clearest (but not necessarily most famous) picture of the creature. If no picture is available, simply don't include anything in this space.
  • Alternate names for the creature.
  • The areas where the creature has been sighted, as specifically as possible.
  • Whether or not the creature is believed to be hostile towards humans or domestic animals.
  • The approximate height (or length for quadrupeds and sea creatures) and weight of the creature.
  • The creature's diet, if known.
  • The type of creature (use the types such as primate, etc. already present on the cryptids page. Perhaps these terms could be revised?)
  • The articles should also contain information on the specific myths and stories, if any, relating to the subject cryptid.

Below is the template for Cryptid classification:

{{Infobox mythical creature}}


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By User:Kendroche

Users who are interested in WikiProject Cryptozoology may add their username here as members. Members may also add {{User WikiProject Cryptids}} to their userpages to identify themselves as members of this project.

Users can also display this advertisement on their page.


Full list of WikiProject Cryptozoology articles

FA Featured articles

Featured articles[edit]

  1. Featured article Komodo Dragon
  2. Featured article Pygmy Hippopotamus
  3. Featured article Thyacline
GA Good articles (GA] Good articles

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new cryptid-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page. Please also make sure that each new article created is put into one of the categories for cryptids, so that the articles will appear there. Also, if possible, add each new article to the page Wikipedia:WikiProject Cryptozoology/Articles (still under construction) so that they can be viewed for recent changes.

Did you know (DYK?)[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles Former featured articles
Delisted Good Articles Delisted Good Articles


  • Assessment - rates articles within the scope of this project for quality and importance.

Collaboration and review[edit]

WP:Article Creation and Improvement Drive
Peer review
The current WP:WikiProject Collaboration article is Cryptozoology.



NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Other templates[edit]

{{Wikiproject Cryptozoology invite}} looks like this:

{{WikiProject Cryptozoology}} should be put on relevant articles. It looks like this:
WikiProject Cryptozoology (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Cryptozoology, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to articles on cryptozoology and cryptids on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.



Categories of Interest[edit]

Category:Cryptozoology Category:Biology Category:Mythology Category:Paranormal Category:Animals Category:Dragons


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]