Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4/Biology and health sciences

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Vital articles is a list of subjects for which Wikipedia should have correspondingly high-quality articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist to track the status of Wikipedia's most essential articles. This is one of eleven Level 4 sub-lists of ten thousand articles and is currently under construction.

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Contents

Biology and health sciences (1,472 articles)[edit]

Basics (42 articles)[edit]

Anatomy and morphology (122 articles)[edit]

Basics (5 articles)[edit]

  1. Good article Anatomy (Level 2)
  2. B-Class article Dissection
  3. C-Class article Organ
  4. C-Class article Tissue
  5. B-Class article Sexual dimorphism

Animal (95 articles)[edit]

Plant (20 articles)[edit]

Fungus (2 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Hypha
  2. Start-Class article Mycelium

Biochemistry and molecular biology (43 articles)[edit]

Biological processes and physiology (46 articles)[edit]

Botany (5 articles)[edit]

  1. Good article Botany (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article Plant (Level 2)
    1. B-Class article Carnivorous plant
    2. B-Class article Flowering plant
    3. B-Class article Weed

Cell biology (36 articles)[edit]

Ecology (16 articles)[edit]

Zoology (17 articles)[edit]

Organisms (869 articles)[edit]

Animals (567 articles)[edit]

General classification (8 articles)[edit]

Cnidarians (3 articles)[edit]

Echinoderms (4 articles)[edit]

Mollusks (10 articles)[edit]

Porifera (1 article)[edit]

Arachnids (7 articles)[edit]

Crustaceans (10 articles)[edit]

Insects (59 articles)[edit]

Arthropoda, others (9 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Trilobite

Hexapoda (2 articles)

  1. C-Class article Hexapoda
  2. B-Class article Springtail

Myriapoda (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Myriapoda
    1. B-Class article Centipede
    2. Featured article Millipede

Chelicerata (3 articles)

  1. Good article Chelicerata
  2. Good article Eurypterid
  3. C-Class article Xiphosura

Invertebrata, others (10 articles)[edit]

Ecdysozoa (3 articles)

  1. B-Class article Nematode
    1. Good article Caenorhabditis elegans
  2. C-Class article Tardigrade

Lophotrochozoa (5 articles)

  1. Good article Annelid
    1. C-Class article Earthworm
    2. Good article Leech
    3. B-Class article Polychaete
  2. Good article Bryozoa

Platyzoa (2 articles)

  1. Good article Flatworm
    1. Good article Cestoda

Agnatha (4 articles)[edit]

Fishes (88 articles)[edit]

Amphibians (10 articles)[edit]

Reptiles (46 articles)[edit]

Birds (118 articles)[edit]

Basic bird articles (10 articles)

  1. Featured article Bird (Level 3)
  2. Featured article Seabird
  3. C-Class article Bird of prey
  4. C-Class article Palaeognathae
  5. Featured article Archaeopteryx
  6. C-Class article Flamingo
  7. B-Class article Hummingbird
  8. B-Class article Loon
  9. C-Class article Penguin
  10. B-Class article Tinamou

Accipitriformes and Falconiformes (9 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Accipiter
  2. C-Class article Eagle
    1. B-Class article Golden eagle
  3. C-Class article Falcon
    1. Featured article Peregrine falcon
  4. B-Class article New World vulture
  5. Start-Class article Old World vulture
  6. Good article Osprey
  7. B-Class article Secretarybird

Anseriformes (4 articles)

  1. C-Class article Duck
    1. Good article Mallard
  2. Start-Class article Goose
  3. C-Class article Swan

Apodiformes (1 article)

  1. Start-Class article Swift

Caprimulgiformes (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Caprimulgiformes
  2. Start-Class article Nightjar

Charadriiformes (4 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Auk
  2. B-Class article Gull
  3. C-Class article Sandpiper
  4. Featured article Tern

Ciconiiformes (4 articles)

  1. C-Class article Heron
  2. Start-Class article Ibis
  3. C-Class article Shoebill
  4. C-Class article Stork

Columbiformes (4 articles)

  1. Good article Columbidae
    1. Featured article Dodo
    2. Featured article Passenger pigeon
    3. B-Class article Rock dove

Coraciiformes (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article River kingfisher
  2. C-Class article Hornbill
  3. C-Class article Hoopoe

Cuculiformes (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Cuckoo
  2. C-Class article Hoatzin
  3. Start-Class article Turaco

Galliformes (8 articles)

  1. C-Class article Galliformes
  2. C-Class article Chicken
  3. C-Class article Grouse
  4. Start-Class article Guineafowl
  5. C-Class article Peafowl
  6. C-Class article Common pheasant
  7. Start-Class article Common quail
  8. C-Class article Domestic turkey

Gruiformes (4 articles)

  1. C-Class article Gruiformes
  2. C-Class article Crane (bird)
  3. Start-Class article Bustard
  4. C-Class article Rail

Passerines (40 articles)

  1. B-Class article Passerine
  2. Start-Class article Songbird

Corvoidea (8 articles)

  1. C-Class article Bird-of-paradise
  2. B-Class article Corvidae
    1. C-Class article Corvus
      1. Featured article Common raven
    2. B-Class article Eurasian magpie
  3. C-Class article Honeyeater
  4. C-Class article Lyrebird
  5. C-Class article Shrike

Passerida (23 articles)

  1. C-Class article Bulbul
  2. Start-Class article Cardinal
  3. Start-Class article Bunting
  4. Start-Class article Finch
  5. Start-Class article Icterid
  6. Start-Class article Lark
  7. Start-Class article Mockingbird
  8. Start-Class article New World warbler
  9. Start-Class article Old World flycatcher
    1. Good article European robin
    2. Start-Class article Common nightingale
  10. Start-Class article Ploceidae
  11. C-Class article Sparrow
    1. Good article House sparrow
  12. B-Class article Starling
    1. C-Class article Common myna
    2. Featured article Common starling
  13. C-Class article Sunbird
  14. B-Class article Swallow
  15. C-Class article Tit
  16. Start-Class article Thrush
    1. Good article American robin
  17. C-Class article Wren

Tyranni (3 articles)

  1. Featured article Antbird
  2. Start-Class article Ovenbird (family)
  3. Start-Class article Tyrant flycatcher

Pelecaniformes (5 articles)

  1. B-Class article Cormorant
  2. B-Class article Darter
  3. Featured article Frigatebird
  4. Featured article Pelican
  5. Start-Class article Sulidae

Piciformes (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Honeyguide
  2. C-Class article Toucan
  3. Good article Woodpecker

Procellariiformes (3 articles)

  1. Good article Procellariiformes
  2. Featured article Albatross
  3. Featured article Procellariidae

Psittaciformes (4 articles)

  1. B-Class article Parrot
  2. B-Class article Ara
  3. C-Class article Budgerigar
  4. Featured article Cockatoo

Ratites (6 articles)

  1. C-Class article Cassowary
  2. Featured article Emu
  3. B-Class article Kiwi
  4. B-Class article Moa
  5. B-Class article Common ostrich
  6. C-Class article Rhea

Strigiformes (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Owl
    1. Good article Eurasian eagle-owl
    2. Featured article Barn owl

Trogoniformes (2 articles)

  1. B-Class article Trogon
  2. C-Class article Resplendent quetzal

Mammals (160 articles)[edit]

  1. Good article Mammal (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article Aardvark
  3. C-Class article Armadillo
  4. Start-Class article Hyrax
  5. C-Class article Pangolin
  6. Good article Sirenia

Bats (5 articles)

  1. Featured article Bat
  2. Featured article Megabat
  3. C-Class article Microbat
  4. Good article Pteropus
  5. B-Class article Vampire bat

Carnivora (35 articles)

  1. C-Class article Carnivora
  2. Good article Bear
    1. B-Class article Brown bear
    2. B-Class article Giant panda
    3. Good article Polar bear
  3. Good article Canidae
    1. B-Class article Delisted good article Dog (Level 3)
    2. B-Class article Fox
    3. Good article Coyote
    4. Good article Former featured article Wolf
    5. C-Class article Jackal
  4. C-Class article Felidae
    1. Good article Former featured article Cat (Level 3)
    2. Good article Cheetah
    3. Featured article Cougar
    4. Featured article Jaguar
    5. B-Class article Leopard
    6. Featured article Lion
    7. C-Class article Lynx
    8. Featured article Smilodon
    9. B-Class article Snow leopard
    10. Good article Tiger
  5. B-Class article Hyena
  6. C-Class article Mongoose
  7. C-Class article Mustelidae
    1. B-Class article European badger
    2. C-Class article Honey badger
    3. Start-Class article Marten
    4. Start-Class article Otter
    5. Featured article Sea otter
    6. B-Class article Stoat
    7. C-Class article Weasel
    8. B-Class article Wolverine
  8. Start-Class article Procyonidae
  9. C-Class article Skunk

Cetaceans (8 articles)

  1. C-Class article Cetacea
  2. Good article Whale
  3. Featured article Blue whale
  4. B-Class article Dolphin
  5. Featured article Humpback whale
  6. Featured article Killer whale
  7. Good article Porpoise
  8. Good article Former featured article Sperm whale

Erinaceids (1 article)

  1. C-Class article Hedgehog

Even-toed ungulates (36 articles)

  1. C-Class article Even-toed ungulate
  2. C-Class article Alpaca
  3. B-Class article Wild boar
  4. Good article Bovidae
    1. C-Class article African buffalo
    2. B-Class article American bison
    3. C-Class article Antelope
    4. C-Class article Aurochs
    5. C-Class article Capra
    6. B-Class article Cattle (Level 3)
    7. C-Class article Gazelle
    8. B-Class article Gaur
    9. C-Class article Goat
    10. Featured article Impala
    11. B-Class article Muskox
    12. Featured article Sheep
    13. B-Class article Water buffalo
    14. Good article Wildebeest
    15. C-Class article European bison
    16. B-Class article Domestic yak
  5. B-Class article Camel
    1. C-Class article Bactrian camel
    2. Good article Dromedary
  6. C-Class article Deer
    1. Featured article Elk
    2. B-Class article Moose
    3. B-Class article Red deer
    4. B-Class article Reindeer
  7. B-Class article Llama
  8. Featured article Giraffe
  9. Start-Class article Guanaco
  10. Featured article Hippopotamus
  11. B-Class article Peccary
  12. C-Class article Domestic pig
  13. B-Class article Pronghorn
  14. C-Class article Vicuña

Lagomorphs (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Lagomorpha
  2. C-Class article Hare
  3. C-Class article Rabbit

Marsupials (8 articles)

  1. C-Class article Marsupial
  2. C-Class article Diprotodontia
    1. B-Class article Kangaroo
    2. Featured article Koala
  3. Start-Class article Dasyuromorphia
    1. Featured article Tasmanian devil
  4. B-Class article Opossum
  5. Start-Class article Peramelemorphia

Monotremes (3 articles)

  1. B-Class article Monotreme
  2. B-Class article Echidna
  3. Featured article Platypus

Odd-toed ungulates (7 articles)

  1. C-Class article Odd-toed ungulate
  2. B-Class article Donkey
  3. C-Class article Equidae
  4. Good article Horse (Level 3)
  5. C-Class article Rhinoceros
  6. B-Class article Tapir
  7. C-Class article Zebra

Pilosa (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Anteater
  2. B-Class article Sloth

Pinnipeds (4 articles)

  1. Featured article Pinniped
  2. C-Class article Eared seal
  3. C-Class article Earless seal
  4. Good article Walrus

Primates (22 articles)

  1. Featured article Primate (Level 3)
  2. C-Class article Monkey
  3. C-Class article Ape
    1. B-Class article Pan (genus)
      1. Good article Chimpanzee
      2. B-Class article Bonobo
    2. C-Class article Gibbon
    3. B-Class article Gorilla
    4. Good article Orangutan
    5. B-Class article Former featured article Delisted good article Human (Level 1)
  4. Start-Class article New World monkey
    1. C-Class article Capuchin monkey
    2. C-Class article Spider monkey
  5. C-Class article Old World monkey
    1. C-Class article Baboon
    2. Start-Class article Macaque
    3. B-Class article Rhesus macaque
  6. Featured article Strepsirrhini
    1. Featured article Slow loris
    2. Start-Class article Galago
    3. Featured article Lemur
  7. C-Class article Tarsier

Proboscidea (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Proboscidea
  2. Featured article Elephant
  3. B-Class article Mammoth

Rodents (15 articles)

  1. Featured article Rodent (Level 3)
  2. Good article Capybara
  3. B-Class article Coypu
  4. B-Class article Beaver
  5. Start-Class article Dormouse
  6. Featured article Guinea pig
  7. B-Class article Hamster
  8. Start-Class article Marmot
  9. C-Class article Mouse
  10. Start-Class article Muridae
  11. Good article Muskrat
  12. Start-Class article Porcupine
  13. B-Class article Rat
    1. B-Class article Brown rat
  14. Start-Class article Squirrel

Soricomorpha (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Shrew
    1. C-Class article Mole (animal)

Animal breeds and hybrids (20 articles)[edit]

Plants (259 articles)[edit]

Non-flowering plants (25 articles)[edit]

Green algae (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Green algae
  2. Start-Class article Charophyta
  3. Start-Class article Chlorophyta

Bryophytes (5 articles)

  1. C-Class article Bryophyte
  2. C-Class article Hornwort
  3. Good article Marchantiophyta
  4. C-Class article Moss
    1. B-Class article Sphagnum

Pteridophytes (4 articles)

  1. C-Class article Pteridophyte
  2. C-Class article Fern
    1. C-Class article Equisetum
  3. Start-Class article Lycopodiophyta

Gymnosperms (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Gymnosperm
  2. B-Class article Cycad
  3. B-Class article Ginkgo biloba

Pinophyta (conifers) (10 articles)

  1. B-Class article Pinophyta
  2. B-Class article Cedrus
  3. Start-Class article Cupressus
  4. C-Class article Douglas fir
  5. C-Class article Fir
  6. C-Class article Juniper
  7. B-Class article Pine
  8. Start-Class article Podocarpus
  9. Start-Class article Sequoioideae
  10. Start-Class article Spruce

Monocots (33 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Monocotyledon

Alismatales (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Araceae
    1. Start-Class article Anthurium
    2. B-Class article Philodendron

Arecales (1 article)

  1. B-Class article Arecaceae

Asparagales (10 articles)

  1. C-Class article Agave
  2. C-Class article Aloe
  3. Start-Class article Amaryllis
  4. Start-Class article Gladiolus
  5. Start-Class article Iridaceae
    1. B-Class article Iris
  6. Start-Class article Lily of the valley
  7. Good article Narcissus
  8. C-Class article Orchidaceae
  9. C-Class article Yucca

Commelinales (1 article)

  1. Start-Class article Pontederia crassipes

Liliales (5 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Alstroemeria
  2. Start-Class article Colchicum
  3. Good article Liliaceae
    1. C-Class article Lilium
    2. C-Class article Tulip

Pandanales (1 articles)

    1. Start-Class article Pandanus

Poales (9 articles)

  1. C-Class article Bromeliaceae
    1. Start-Class article Puya
    2. Start-Class article Spanish moss
  2. Start-Class article Cyperaceae
  3. Start-Class article Juncus
  4. B-Class article Poaceae
    1. C-Class article Bamboo
    2. B-Class article Sugarcane
  5. B-Class article Typha

Zingiberales (2 articles)

  1. B-Class article Canna
  2. C-Class article Heliconia

Non-monocots (68 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Eudicots
  2. Start-Class article Magnoliids

Apiales (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Apiaceae
  2. Start-Class article Hedera

Asterales (11 articles)

  1. C-Class article Asteraceae
    1. C-Class article Bellis perennis
    2. C-Class article Chrysanthemum
    3. Start-Class article Cirsium
    4. B-Class article Dahlia
    5. Start-Class article Goldenrod
    6. C-Class article Helianthus
    7. Start-Class article Sonchus
    8. Start-Class article Tagetes
    9. C-Class article Taraxacum
  2. Start-Class article Campanulaceae

Brassicales (2 articles)

  1. B-Class article Arabidopsis thaliana
  2. B-Class article Delisted good article Tropaeolum

Caryophyllales (1 article)

  1. Good article Cactus

Cornales (1 article)

  1. C-Class article Cornus

Cucurbitales (1 article)

  1. Start-Class article Cucurbitaceae

Ericales (8 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Diospyros
  2. Start-Class article Ericaceae
    1. C-Class article Rhododendron
      1. Start-Class article Azalea
  3. Start-Class article Theaceae
    1. Start-Class article Camellia
  4. C-Class article Impatiens
  5. C-Class article Primulaceae

Fabales (2 articles)

  1. B-Class article Fabaceae
    1. Start-Class article Mimosa

Fagales (5 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Alder
  2. C-Class article Beech
  3. C-Class article Birch
  4. Start-Class article Hickory
  5. C-Class article Oak

Gentianales (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Apocynaceae
  2. Start-Class article Gardenia
  3. C-Class article Rubiaceae

Lamiales (6 articles)

  1. C-Class article Lamiaceae
  2. C-Class article Oleaceae
    1. Start-Class article Fraxinus
  3. Start-Class article Salvia
  4. B-Class article Sesame
  5. C-Class article Verbena

Malpighiales (6 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Euphorbiaceae
  2. C-Class article Flax
  3. C-Class article Hypericum
  4. Start-Class article Poinsettia
  5. Start-Class article Viola
  6. C-Class article Willow

Malvales (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Malvaceae
    1. C-Class article Adansonia

Myrtales (4 articles)

  1. C-Class article Henna
  2. Start-Class article Melastomataceae
  3. Start-Class article Myrtaceae
    1. B-Class article Eucalyptus

Proteales (3 articles)

  1. C-Class article Proteaceae
  2. Start-Class article Nelumbo
  3. C-Class article Platanus

Rosales (6 articles)

  1. C-Class article Cannabis
  2. B-Class article Elm
  3. Start-Class article Moraceae
    1. Start-Class article Ficus sycomorus
  4. C-Class article Rosaceae
    1. C-Class article Rose

Sapindales (2 articles)

  1. C-Class article Mahogany
  2. C-Class article Maple

Solanales (1 article)

  1. Start-Class article Convolvulaceae

Edible fruits (50 articles)[edit]

Edible seeds, grains, nuts (pulses) (30 articles)[edit]

Vegetables (53 articles)[edit]

Fungi (15 articles)[edit]

Other organisms (28 articles)[edit]

Health, medicine and disease (275 articles)[edit]

Health and fitness (24 articles)[edit]

Drugs and pharmacology (30 articles)[edit]

Medicine (82 articles)[edit]

See also "Biology" for e.g. anatomy

Morbidity (137 articles)[edit]