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free species directory

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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 January 2017, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki reports there are over 500,000 articles on Wikispecies.

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Wiki Size: 536,979 pages see stats...
(As of: 2017-05-11)
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The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), founded 20 June 2003, is the non-profit organization responsible for a very large number (over 900 in total) of very active wikis, grouped together and known as 'projects'; as well as the wiki engine software initially developed by themselves, known as MediaWiki. The Foundations' major wiki projects include Wikipedia (encyclopedias), Wiktionary (dictionary and thesaurus), Wikiquote (quotations), Wikibooks (open content textbooks), Wikisource (free content primary and secondary source texts), Wikinews (news source), Wikiversity (open learning community), Wikispecies (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 (shared repository for images, videos and other media files), Wikidata (central space knowledge base for data used on all WMF projects), and the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (coordination of issues common to all Wikimedia projects). The Foundations' global reach is nurtured in its Incubator, where all new language versions for all projects are initiated and developed before being rolled out. Its most recent major project, Wikivoyage (a 'travelpedia'), was inducted to WMF in late 2012.

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