Wikipedia:WikiProject Oligochaetes

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Scope: This WikiProject is a group of people who are working on organizing, improving and expanding Wikipedia's coverage of topics that relate to oligochaetes, both terrestrial and aquatic, and living and fossil. Everyone is welcome to join this endeavor.

This project was started on 19 May, 2014.


If you are willing to work on this project, please add your name at the bottom of this list and any relevant information:

  • Esoxid - I have done identification work with microdrile oligochates, both freshwater and tidal fresh. Esoxidtalkcontribs 21:57, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Nick Henshue- Oligochaete Annelid ecology, invasive earthworms in North America, and the Earthworm Genome ProjectNjh5880 (talk) 19:37, 10 November 2016 (UTC)


This WikiProject is an offshoot of the WikiProject Tree of Life

WikiProject Science
WikiProject Biology
WikiProject Tree of Life
WikiProject Animals

Descendant Wikiprojects: No descendant WikiProjects have been defined.


See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Birds#Structure

Criteria for inclusion[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Birds#Criteria_for_inclusion

Names and titles[edit]

Article contents[edit]

The following items are desirable for articles of all levels. Text should flow in continuous prose as much as possible.

  • Classification - This is usually made clear using the taxobox information.
  • Description (physical, behavioral) - what makes this (group of) creature(s) different from its close relatives?
  • Ecology, including range and habitat - where does it live? Distribution maps are helpful. Also what does it eat? What animals prey on it? Does it have parasites?
  • Cultural, religious, economic, importance - what impact has it had on humans? Include here use for experimental scientific purposes.

Task list and progress[edit]

  1. Decide which taxonomic system will work for both living and fossil families
  2. Decide on what are the one or two or three most reliable sources we should use for taxonomy and nomenclature
  3. Create article for each of the highest-level taxa
  4. Create article for each taxonomic family
  5. Ensure all family articles are taxonomically consistent
    1. Ensure all articles between the Order and Family rank are taxonomically consistent
    2. Ensure that all articles between the rank of family and genus rank are taxonomically consistent
  6. Create articles for all species and for needed genera
    1. Create links for all species articles within the appropriate articles

Taxonomy and references[edit]

Use a taxobox[edit]

All articles that are about one oligochaete taxon need a taxobox. This is something inherited from the Tree of Life WikiProject. An alternative is the speciesbox.


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.