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Anyone good at making photo montages?[edit]

Hi all, I've been improving the Pteropus article, and I think a photo montage would be good for the taxobox. I really like the one on the bat article. Anyone willing and able to make a flying fox montage? Thanks. Enwebb (talk) 01:36, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Which images would you want included, Enwebb? FunkMonk (talk) 21:45, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for comment on recommending usage of automatic taxoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC regarding recommending usage of automatic taxoboxes at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life#Request for comments: Should the automatic taxobox system be the current recommended practice?. Inviting anybody who watches this page to contribute their thoughts to that thread.

WikiProject Mammals is currently using automatic taxoboxes in 41.0% of project tagged articles that have any form of taxobox. Plantdrew (talk) 01:36, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Notability lines[edit]

Why is Mesozoic mammals of Madagascar its own article if there are only four animals here? Does the same rationale apply to other places of the Mesozoic? Wouldn't it make more sense to have a much broader Mammals of the Mesozoic article?   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  02:05, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Especially when there was no "Madagascar" during the Mesozoic. William Harris • (talk) • 21:42, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Well I nominated it for deletion if anyone else wants to join the discussion   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  02:04, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Diffusing bats/rodents/mammals described-in-century container categories[edit]

The following are all supposed to be container categories, but currently contain a non-trivial number of articles. Would someone be willing to diffuse their contents into the correct Mammals described in <year> category?


I would prioritize the bats & rodents century-cats, since these are unwanted, and the associated year-cats don't exist (nor should they due to WP:SMALLCAT & the recent WT:TREE RFC).   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:32, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

I just realized that some/most/all? of these could already be in their correct Mammals described in <year> category, so this might be easier than I thought...   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:41, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
The mammal categories are done, the number shown is just subcategories. Pagliaccious (talk) 15:34, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Rodent categories done too. Pagliaccious (talk) 16:30, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Enwebb and Pagliaccious: thank you!   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  18:35, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Request for comment - Lion subpages[edit]

Please see/contribute to discussion at Talk:Lion#Request_for_comment:_How_many_subpages? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:30, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposed merger of Northern lion and Panthera leo leo[edit]

Okay, I have gone and proposed a merger of these two articles, discuss at Talk:Northern_lion#Merger_proposal Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

African lion nominated for deletion[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/African lion Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Proposed merger of Cape lion, East African lion and Southern African lion into Panthera leo melanochaita[edit]

I have also suggested Cape lion, East African lion and Southern African lion be merged into Panthera leo melanochaita - see Talk:Panthera_leo_melanochaita#Merger_proposal Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Capitalization of names of standardized breeds[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC on capitalization of the names of standardized breeds.

This is a neutral RfC on a question left unanswered by MOS:LIFE (on purpose in 2012–2014, pending "later discussion"). It is now later, and lack of resolution of the question has held up MOS:ORGANISMS in draft proposal state for 6 years.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  22:04, 9 December 2018 (UTC)