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WikiProject Gastropods (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Gastropods, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of gastropods on Wikipedia.
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Taxonomy: For all marine species, Project Gastropods uses the taxonomy in the online database WoRMS. When starting a new article, do not use sources of taxonomic information that predate the 2005 revision for all gastropod groups. If you need help with any aspect of an article, please leave a note at the Project talk page.

Ganeshbot just crossed the 20k mark[edit]

I wanted to let you all know that Ganeshbot has crossed the 20k mark. It has so far created 20,142 articles. It created 344 new Muricidae stubs today. Ganeshk (talk) 18:04, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ganeshk: Congratulations to Ganeshbot for his diligence and hard work. 20,000 is an impressive figure, and looking at his contributions page, his work-rate is phenomenal. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:54, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thank you. :) Ganeshk (talk) 16:14, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Harpa gracilis or Harpa amouretta?[edit]

Hello! We got the following mail:

I noticed a misidentification on the only visual file representing the species Harpa gracilis on Wikipedia AND Wikimedia Commons Unfortunately, the specimen from Naturalis Biodiversity Center belongs to Harpa amouretta, a close species.

We are talking about File:Harpa gracilis 001.jpg and file:Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.356215 - Harpa gracilis Broderip & Sowerby, 1829 - Harpidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg. I am not an expert, so please help me clarifying the situation. Thank you very much! Bencemac (talk) 08:46, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Harpa gracilis is the only harp with a white protoconch, clearly distinguishing it from all other Harps. Other differentiating characteristics are the shallow umbilicus, slender form and no shoulder on the body whorl. The specimen displayed in Wikipedia has a purple protoconch and round aperture form. Also, on one of the data shown on Wikimedia picture, a note by identifier J. Berhout in 1991 says the specimen is not H. gracilis. Best regards, Sebastien Guyonneau — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:D400:A970:716A:3114:AA08:BC87 (talk) 19:33, 9 February 2019 (UTC)


I have some good news to report. Some of you may know that WoRMS had given me offline download access to their database. I had reached out @Succu:, and they are helping bulk import all the WoRMS database entries into Wikidata. The import process is currently in progress for around 287,000 accepted species in the database. More discussion at User talk:Succu#WoRMS_database. Ganeshk (talk) 16:11, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks @Tom.Reding: and @Tagishsimon: for the Succu referral. Ganeshk (talk) 16:18, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot Beta[edit]

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:46, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

terminology question[edit]

Hi. I'm doing some typo clean-up around WP, mainly using Wikipedia:Typo_Team/moss lists, and came across a snail related item. It relates to the WP page Ashmunella, and in particular, the use of "woodlandsnail" as a single word. Because it doesn't appear in wiktionary as such it has popped up in a list as a probable typo, and I went to fix it. It turns out there are 39 uses on that page, (and only on that page as far as WP goes). While I have no problem doing the edits, if I get it wrong that's 39 incorrect edits, which wouldn't really be helping reduce the number of typos on WP!

So, and I'm hoping that this doesn't open some ancient and bloody feud between rival factions ... should "woodlandsnail" be changed to "woodland snail"?

If there are no replies to the contrary then I will go ahead in a couple of days and do that change. Anyone late to the party can always revert it if they are so aggrieved.

Replies here or on my Talk page will be fine. Thanks in advance. Wayne 07:30, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

I have no problem reverting to woodland snail. This would be in concordance with articles such as Franklin Mountain woodland snail and numerous sites on internet mentioning different kinds of woodland snails. JoJan (talk) 13:29, 6 March 2019 (UTC)