Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods

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Scope: This WikiProject consists of a group of people who are working on creating and improving articles that are about gastropods, i.e. snails and slugs of every kind: those that live in saltwater, in brackish water, in freshwater, and those that live on the land. The Project also covers articles on topics related to gastropods, including articles on anatomical features of snails and slugs, and articles about malacologists whose research concerns or concerned gastropod taxonomy or other aspects of gastropod biology. Any editor who is prepared to contribute constructively is welcome to join this endeavour.

WikiProject Gastropods
The coat of arms of Zell, in Zürich, Switzerland, shows a stylized shelled stylommatophoran, a pulmonate land snail.
In heraldic terms: vert a snail creeping contourné argent
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Categories Gastropods, WikiProject Gastropods
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Has goals?
  • Expand Wikipedia's coverage of gastropods
  • Improve the quality of existing articles
  • Create guidelines for writing articles about gastropods
Assessment Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods/Assessment


You don't have to be a malacologist to join us; paleontologists, naturalists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, conchologists, archaeologists, biologists, shell-fanciers, beachcombers, museum staff, gourmet seafood cooks, people who just like looking under fallen logs, in ponds or in tidepools, fisheries experts, conservation types, bookworms, and various others are welcome too! In fact, if you're prepared to work, we're prepared to welcome you!

If you would like to help work on WikiProject Gastropods, please place your signature (~~~~) at the bottom of the list. Once you are signed up, please watchlist the Project talk page, so you know what's happening with the Project in general; sometimes input is needed from all the Project members on issues that come up. Thanks.

Note: If you are not signed up here, or if you have subsequently removed your name from the list, it will be assumed that you are not a member of Project Gastropods. If you wish to be considered part of the Project, your name must be on the list.

No new editors during 2005
No new editors during 2008
  • Pmaas (talk · contribs) - Peter Maas - 21:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC) Mainly recent extinctions (since about 1500 AD), extinctions in the wild, and rediscoveries.
  • IceCreamAntisocial (talk · contribs) - 23:51, 21 September 2011 (UTC) especially Californian, endangered, and newly described species.
  • Shellnut (talk · contribs) - Marine mollusca, with emphasis on Californian and Panamic province marine gastropods, world-wide molluscs, systematics, evolution, ecology, etc. - 20:56, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Christopholes (talk · contribs) - 20:28, 1 February 2013 (UTC) - Write stubs every now and then.
  • Jkadavoor (talk · contribs) - 16:35, 15 March 2013 (UTC) - mainly images and references
  • Deefstes (talk) 05:49, 5 August 2013 (UTC) - Just a keen scuba diver and nudibranchophile
  • Hillbillyholiday talk 13:39, 18 August 2013 (UTC) -- Non-expert, creating stubs, and trying to supply binomial authorities to all species. Got plans.
  • KDS4444Talk 09:30, 4 September 2013 (UTC) I have gotten into illustrating some molluscs and have created a few corresponding articles (euthyneury, etc.).
  • Reefswaggie 3 February 2014, Biologist, worked on oyster parasitology for seven years with published papers, scuba diver, high school science teacher who took students to Heron Island several times.
  • XenoVon (talk · contribs) - 17:54, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
  • • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 16:39, 30 March 2014 (UTC) - Anything from the Cape Peninsula and False Bay, and occasional other things that may come up from time to time. I work intermittently and unpredictably on several projects.
  • IEditEncyclopedia (talk · contribs) 02:18, 15 November 2014‎
  • Good godric28 (talk) 22:21, 13 January 2015 (UTC) - I'm familiar with Nudipleura and some Cephalaspidea
  • Jacobdaun (talk) 01:01, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Mjs1991 (talk) 23:11, 7 March 2015 (UTC) - InvertZoo invited me to the group. I've been adding/updating IUCN details to most animal pages since the 2014.3 update.
  • (IcknieldRidgeway (talk) 17:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)) - I study New Zealand buccinoid whelks (mainly). Happy to help! My priority is getting more of the primary literature cited, with findings accessible to the public.
No new editors so far during 2018

Note: If you are about to become permanently inactive in this project, please strike your name out or remove it from the list. If you cannot contribute over a significant period of time for any other reason but do intend to return, please note that on this list. If you are inactive for a year with no explanation your name may be removed from the list. Thank you.

Honorary members (a light-hearted and non-serious listing):

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Note that we usually have no articles that are unassessed by class or by importance. That is a significant achievement; in most projects that is not the case.

Other useful links: New articles, Most popular pages, A random gastropod article, Bouchet & Rocroi, Update the data, Changes to all Gastropod-related articles Cleanup listing for WikiProject Gastropods

For recent changes in quality statistics, see: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Gastropods articles by quality log

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