Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Arthropods

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Article alerts[edit]

This is a notice to let you know about Article alerts, a fully-automated subscription-based news delivery system designed to notify WikiProjects and Taskforces when articles are entering Articles for deletion, Requests for comment, Peer review and other workflows (full list). The reports are updated on a daily basis, and provide brief summaries of what happened, with relevant links to discussion or results when possible. A certain degree of customization is available; WikiProjects and Taskforces can choose which workflows to include, have individual reports generated for each workflow, have deletion discussion transcluded on the reports, and so on. An example of a customized report can be found here.

If you are already subscribed to Article Alerts, it is now easier to report bugs and request new features. We are also in the process of implementing a "news system", which would let projects know about ongoing discussions on a wikipedia-wide level, and other things of interest. The developers also note that some subscribing WikiProjects and Taskforces use the display=none parameter, but forget to give a link to their alert page. Your alert page should be located at "Wikipedia:PROJECT-OR-TASKFORCE-HOMEPAGE/Article alerts". Questions and feedback should be left at Wikipedia talk:Article alerts.

Message sent by User:Addbot to all active wiki projects per request, Comments on the message and bot are welcome here.

Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 08:49, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Please help to check if my edit is proper.[edit]

Hello!

I'm a devotee of predatory arthropods and I'm new to here. I did a large-scale edit on the article of Peruvian giant centipede. Please have a look on it to see if my edit is proper or valid.

Cheers!

17:31, 17 June 2012‎ User:Toxic Walker (UTC)

Need help with accessing obscure primary sources.[edit]

Take a look at this page: Armadillidium

Many of the species links are red because these primary sources are highly obscure and hard to find. How can I access them for more info? MDaxo (talk) 22:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@MDaxo: A good place to find obscure literature is the Biodiversity Heritage Library (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/). Google Book search can also be helpful.--Animalparty! (talk) 23:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Animalparty: So using this article (Armadillidium klugii) as an example, how can I find the original source from Brandt (Johann Friedrich von Brandt) that identifies the species? What about finding drawings of it, since there don't seem to be any photographs? Would like to read this: BRANDT, I. (1833): Conspectus Monographiae Crustaceorum Oni- scodorum Latreillii. – Byulleten moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispŷtateleĭ Prirodŷ MDaxo (talk) 00:12, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I haven't found that particular source online, but this paper lists Armadillidium albanicum and A. inflatum as taxonomic synonyms of A. klugii (different names for the same species), so searching BHL yields more sources: (http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/name/Armadillidium_albanicum) and (http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/name/Armadillidium_inflatum) which may have more info or images. I assume you're looking for photographs or drawings in the public domain (can be posted to Wikimedia Commons), otherwise Schmalfuss's 2013 "Revision of the Armadillidium klugii-group (Isopoda: Oniscidea)" has several diagrams and photographs. --Animalparty! (talk) 01:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
There are also some illustrations of A. klugii, and Latrodectus tredecimguttatus in: Levi, H. W. (1965). An unusual case of mimicry. Evolution, 261-262. JSTOR requires subscription or institutional access, but I think you can get a limited free subscription. --Animalparty! (talk) 01:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposing to move this category and its children to "requested images"[edit]

Please see discussion at Category talk:Wikipedia requested images by subject#Proposing to move this category and its children to "requested images (of/in ...)". Thank you for your time. JJ98 (Talk) 18:00, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

New Category:Penaeidae[edit]

While adding links to a marine biologist, I discovered a couple of articles which had been entered into a redlinked category. I have therefore created Category:Penaeidae as a sub-category of Category:Dendrobranchiata, populated it, and tagged its talkpage as belonging to this wikiproject. I hope this is helpful, DuncanHill (talk) 13:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)