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Status: Vibrant
Language: Multilingual
Edit mode: OpenEdit
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Main topic: Life Sciences
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Wikispecies is an open, free directory of species. The goal of the wiki is to become an extensive database for taxonomy as a tool for biologists.

As of March 2006, Wikispecies has versions in 32 different languages, and by October 2012, that has increased to 67 languages. However, unlike the multilingual conventions of other Wikimedia Foundation projects, all Wikispecies language versions are sub-pages of the primary 'species.wikimedia.org' domain, similar to Wikimedia Commons. As of October 2011, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki reports there are over 300,000 articles on Wikispecies.

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Wiki Size: 358,561 pages see stats...
(As of: 25 March 2013)

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The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), founded 20 June 2003, is the non-profit organization responsible for a very large number (over 850 in total) of very active wikis, grouped together and known as 'projects'; as well as the wiki engine software initially developed for them known as MediaWiki. The Foundations' wiki projects include Wikipedia (encyclopedias), Wiktionary (dictionary and thesaurus), Wikiquote (quotations), Wikibooks (open content textbooks), Wikinews (news source), Wikisource (free content primary and secondary source texts), Wikispecies (a free species directory), and many others as listed below. Most of these projects have separate wiki versions written in many different languages. There is also the Wikimedia Commons (for images, videos and other media files that can be used by all the Wikimedia projects), Wikidata (central space for data used on all WMF projects), and the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (for issues common to all Wikimedia projects). Its most recent project, Wikivoyage (a 'travelpedia'), was inducted to WMF in late 2012.

Wikimedia Foundation is a member of the Open Source Initiative.

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