Wikipedia:WikiProject Mammals

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WikiProject Mammals

28 February 2004

General information




Welcome to WikiProject Mammals, a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to mammals. If you identify as a mammal and would like to help, please see below and inquire on the talk page.

Our goals
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of mammals by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles.
  • To serve as the central point of mammals-related article discussion.
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles about mammals.
Our scope
WikiProject Mammals focuses on all mammals, whether common or obscure, living or extinct.
What can you do?
  • Add your name to the list of Participants and get started!
  • Look at the navigation box on the right and see what needs doing in the "Tasks" List.
  • Join the Assessment Department and help review article standards and quality.
  • Add this userbox to your user page {{User WikiProject Mammals}}
  • Join other Projects like WikiProject Animals


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  • 03 Apr 2024List of unicorns (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Grorp (t · c) was closed as delete by Star Mississippi (t · c) on 18 Apr 2024; see discussion (11 participants; relisted)

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Editing activity[edit]

57 edits Rhynchocyon
14 edits Tiger
11 edits American rabbit
11 edits Barbary lion
9 edits Southern white-breasted hedgehog
9 edits Platypus venom
9 edits Peradectidae
9 edits California grizzly bear
9 edits Hector's beaked whale
9 edits North American porcupine

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 20 April 2024 by HotArticlesBot.

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The Third edition of Wilson & Reeder's Mammal Species of the World (2005) is the basis for the taxonomic framework used by WikiProject Mammals. The MSW3 classification may be overridden by the conclusions of more recent studies which are widely accepted in secondary sources. MSW3 listings can be found online at the Bucknell University here. (Note: there are some differences between the print edition and the online database. For instance, the online database shows three subspecies of dhole[1] whereas the print edition lists seven.[2])

The Mammal Diversity Database is a new resource that reflects taxonomic changes since the publication of MSW3. It is accepted practice to override the MSW3 taxonomy if both the Mammal Diversity Database and IUCN agree on the change.[1]

  1. ^ "Mammal Species of the World - Browse: alpinus".
  2. ^ Wozencraft, C. W. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reader, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Vol. 1 (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 578. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.