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Several articles need attention...[edit]


I did some editing on the page of king cobra and venomous snakes, adding some information and removing some old contents. I had tried to put my suggestions on the talk page of the king cobra article before I started my editing. However, no one gave any response. I'm not sure if my edition is appropriate so I would like to have your comments here so that I can ensure the quality of the articles. Please have a look at those pages if you have time.

Thanks a lot !

(User:Toxic Walker) (talk) (UTC)

Australian green tree frog[edit]

I have nominated Australian green tree frog for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKiernan (talk) 08:51, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Amphbians TFA April 25th:[edit]

Just a heads up that Amphibians is going to be Today's Featured Article for April 25th. The following pages are linked to in the blurb, and will likely recieve quite a bit of attention. I would suggest adding at least some to your watchlist (at least temporarily), and checking some of them over for quality before the 25th.

--Harizotoh9 (talk) 18:43, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Skeletal changes of organisms transitioning from water to land[edit]

Discussion taking place on a new article at:

--Harizotoh9 (talk) 11:13, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

What's the best way for me to help?[edit]

Hey, all! I'm fairly new to Wikipedia and am looking to add some contributions as part of my coursework for a university class. I'm sure there are plenty of stubs that could use work, but where would help be most appreciated? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ns4571a (talkcontribs) 01:36, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Welcome aboard! The short answer is contribute to whatever you're most interested in! Stubs are at Category:Reptile stubs and Category:Amphibian stubs. Aside from that, I feel like genus and family articles get less attention than species articles, which can result in a lot of species stubs but no greater context (e.g. what are the unifying features of said species...) So you might try a top down approach in your favorite taxon (lizards, frogs, amphibians, etc), and see where you encounter an underdeveloped taxon article. Or conversely, pick your favorite species, improve that, then work your way up the taxonomy. Alternately, you could check out the project Assessment table, and clicking on the respective grid will show, for instance, high-importance, stub-class articles (keeping in mind that class and especially importance are somewhat subjective). All the best! --Animalparty-- (talk) 03:10, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh and if you're editing Wikipedia for coursework, check out Wikipedia:Student assignments, and especially Advice for students. In many cases standards for a university-level paper are different than Wikipedia: professors usually want to see you analyze primary literature, and/or cutting-edge developments in the field: here it's better to rely more heavily on secondary sources (e.g. scholarly books or review articles) to give a more balanced view, putting everything in context. --Animalparty-- (talk) 03:18, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Help is welcome anywhere. Animalparty has some good suggestions. It also kind of depends on what sources you want to use. There are various global databases that provide enough information to create a new stub on any species that doesn't have an article yet. But it might be difficult to locate sources to take an obscure Asian species past stub; on the other hand there are often ample sources that could be used to improve a North American species past stub (this link should show some Amphibians species that occur in the US that are ranked as stubs). Another approach might be to look for highly viewed articles that are ranked stub or start class and work on improving those; that will benefit the largest number of readers (see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Amphibians_and_Reptiles/Popular_pages for a ranking of articles by page views). Plantdrew (talk) 04:10, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you both so much, I'll take a look at some stubs and see where I can lend a hand. All of your information has been super helpful. --ns4571a--

Herpetoculture wikiproject[edit]

FYI, there's a proposal for a wikiproject on herpetoculture. For the discussion, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Herpetoculture -- (talk) 07:53, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Serpent (Bible) listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Serpent (Bible) to be moved to Serpents in the Bible. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:04, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

RfC on common name of Frill-necked lizard[edit]

Join talk at Talk:Frill-necked_lizard#RFC:_article_title. cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 3 June 2015 (UTC)