Wikipedia:WikiProject Animals/Article requests

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WikiProject Animals

28 September 2007

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This page is for requesting new animal-related articles be created, or redirects be expanded into articles. To request an existing animal-related article be improved or expanded, see WikiProject Animals/Expansion requests.

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Animal anatomy[edit]

For assistance, see WikiProject Animal anatomy.

Article Known Sources Redirect
Noseleaf bat's structure on nose
Foreface the part of the head of a quadruped that is in front of the eyes

Animal behavior[edit]

Article Known Sources Redirect
Animal positions We could do with an equivalent of human positions for animals, focusing on which animals sit, kneel, squat and lie down and in what contexts. It is an interesting subject.--Penbat (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2017 (UTC) Apparently wolves squat when they howl - Squatting position#Grand Howl.
Infanticide in primates See especially Infanticide: Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives by Hrdy and Hausfater.
Imitation in animals (vocal 'mimicry' in birds etc - the sort that does not give rise to mimicry complexes).
Cleaning behaviour (includes personal and social grooming and cleaner fish and other interspecific cleaning.
Antipredator defenses in mammals See Tim Caro's Antipredator defenses in birds and mammals
Prey reversal (phenomenon of animals posing as prey species and preying on those species' predators) See Science Daily (Sept. 21, 2011)
Pursuit predation and/or pursuit predator --predators that hunt by following their prey, as opposed to ambush predators
Mating call
This just goes to Mating, which never mentions the topic at all, other than the fact that it redirects there. This should cover everything from cricket sounds to wolf howls, and probably also relate at least with see-alsos to other innate mating behavior (bird displays, rutting, etc.), as well as some human social behaviors. It could start as a section at Mating, but that seems kind of silly, given how rich a topic this is. This may actually be the single most obvious remaining missing article on all of Wikipedia. Seriously, it's like forgetting to have an article on aircraft or shoes. If I were an article glory hound, I'd jump on this. >;-) But, I have some particular other article priorities.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  08:27, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Obviously there's piles of literature on this; I'm just swamped and can't get to it any time soon. Redirs pointlessly to Mating


Article Known Sources Redirect
primitive vertebrates
necrotizing dermatitis in reference to snakes
Bubo bubo yenisseensis
Vertebrate evolution (In creation)
The Blue Layer in New South Wales.
American Alsatian
Vertebrate biomechanics Vertebrate Biomechanics and Evolution
Mimicry in vertebrates
F. Harvey Pough (1988) Mimicry of Vertebrates: Are the Rules Different? The American Naturalist 131 Supplement: Mimicry and the Evolutionary Process , pp. S67-S102
plant-animal interactions (/animal-plant) (Abrahamson WG (ed.) (1989) Plant–Animal Interactions. New York: McGraw-Hill; Howe HF and Westley LC (1988) Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals. New York: Oxford University Press.)
Bite force Shows often talk about the pounds per square inch of this or that animal, trying to impress us, so people come to wikipedia trying to find out the facts about bite forces, but all that can be found is a simple list of which animal has the greatest bite force given how much it weighs. Chrisrus (talk) 03:02, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
List of land animals that can swim


For assistance, see WikiProject Fish.

There are currently no requests in this category.


For assistance, see WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles.

There are currently no requests in this category.


For assistance, see WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Lampropeltini Cape Melville Leaf-Tailed Gecko POSSIBLE REDIRECTS (IF ANY) GO HERE
Anniella Stebbinsi Southern California Legless Lizard

Boaedon olivaceus, formerly Lamprophis olivaceus True Olive House Snake


Birds topics now have their own page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Article requests. Please put them there.


For assistance, see WikiProject Mammals.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Idiopathic head tremor in dogs N/A N/A
Canis arnensis N/A
Enhydriodon dikikae Bear Otter
Soergelia mayfieldi N/A
Equus lenensis Russ Lena horse N/A
Paracamenlus Yukon giant camel
N/A Cat-dog hybrid
"Genet letabae" unknown


For assistance, see WikiProject Primates. There are currently no requests in this category.


Arthropods topics now have their own page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Arthropods/Article requests. Please put them there.

In alphabetical order:

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
This new species of jellyfish
Parasitic worms of the class Actinomyxidia
Order of tapeworms
Order of nematodes
Attenborougharion rubicundus
Bathyphysa conifera
family of nematodes
Dinobdella ferox
Drymonema larsoni
pink meanie [1]
Eurytrema pancreaticum
Joyeuxiella , Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides , Joyeuxiella pasqualei A whole genus of tapeworms, pets' parasites. In the German Wikipedia there are articles about de:Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides and de:Joyeuxiella pasqualei.
Mahasena corbetti Bagworm A common pest of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
Metisa plana Bagworm A common pest of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
Pteroma pendula Bagworm A common pest of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
Jorunna rubescens
Red-lined Jorunna 1001 Nudibranchs, Catalogue of Indo-Pacific Sea Slugs: Neville Coleman
Mytella charruana
Charru Mussel Smithsonian Marine Station
Pandea rubra
Red Paper Lantern Jellyfish Encyclopedia of Life
Peromedusae (Unknown)
Phyllaphis fagi German article already exists on ""
Rhynchodeminae (Unknown)
BBC [2], CNN [3] have articles calling this newly-discovered (as of January 2017) deuterostome "the earliest known ancestor of humans"
Siphonophrentis gigantea
nematode family
Thalassocalyce (Genus)
Trachomedusae (Sub-order)
Sub-order of Trachylina
Trocus (genus) Trocus (also see mention in Moro movement)
Unclassified? (Ferrea?) Picasso Sponge "A species new to science" (2006); see also [4] [5] [6]
Uncinaria sanguinis Parasitic nematodes of Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea)
Xylocaris maculipennis


taxonomic rank Scientific Name Comments
clade Notochordata
Mabe pearl
Blobicusgorgium - moth genus
Proarticulata (Phylum) Archaeaspinus Fedonkini
PHYLUM Hemichordata, FAMILY Dicranograptidae, GENUS Dicranograptus Dicranograptus Ziczac

PHYLUM Hemichordata, FAMILY Anisograptidae, GENUS Adelograptus Adelograptus Divergens