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Wikispecies logo Wikispecies –
free species directory

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Founded by: Wikimedia Board
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 – free species directory – 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.

In March 2006, Wikispecies had versions in thirty-two (32) different languages, and by October 2012, that had increased to sixty-seven (67) languages. However, unlike the multilingual conventions of other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects, all Wikispecies language versions are sub-pages of the primary 'Species.Wikimedia.org' domain, in a similar method as the Wikimedia Commons.

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Wiki Size: 673,217 pages see stats...

(As of: 2019-04-22)

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The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF), founded 20 June 2003, is the wiki company and non-profit charitable 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 documents, 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.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Open Source Initiative.

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