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The information is from Wikispecies and Wikipedia. The links goes to articles in Wikipedia.Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 05:25, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Please add source information to the resource. Also, see wmf:Terms of Use and the licensing requirements for content at Wikispecies and Wikipedia. The content can be copied and reused, but only if attribution is given. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:05, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
You must add source information for anything copied from another source. References must be added to the page(s) that display the copyrighted information. And please note that all information, anywhere, is copyrighted. It may have a license that says it may be reused, but it is copyrighted. At Wikiversity, and all Wikimedia projects, references must be provided to reuse open copyrighted content. Thanks for your understanding. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 18:42, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Learning Project[edit]

Both Mammalia and Magnoliopsida appear to be part of the same overall learning project. What learning project is it that you are creating? What name best describes this effort? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 18:42, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Please take a look at my user page
I studied Biology in Colombia. Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 19:07, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
I appreciate that you studied biology in Columbia, but that doesn't help me put a name to what you are trying to create. I have looked at your user page, and that doesn't help me yet, either. What is it that you are trying to create with these pages? If you don't know the English name for it, please provide the Spanish name for it, or another language, and I will attempt to translate.
Separately, you must provide specific source information for all of the content that has been copied or it will/must be deleted. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Each page is going to be a Biology course (hopefully). It´s about Nature (The life-tree, Evolution, Taxonomy, Biodiversity...)
I collected the taxonomic information from each page of Wikipedia and Wikispecies and compared it with exteral sources. Must I copy the sources used from each page used in Wikipedia and Wikispecies, it´s a hyperlink not enough?

Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 20:09, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

See Wikiversity:Cite sources and Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Citing sources. Anything you copy, from anywhere, needs a reference. There are several ways to cite references. The easiest is with links inside <ref> tags. You may also use one of the many citation templates. Each separate source copy needs a separate reference. If it's not your own words, you must add a <ref> tag.
Life-Tree Project sounds like a good name for now. I'll move the content there. Please note that the pages you are creating are much too long, and will need to be split up into subpages, particularly as more detail is added.
Let me know if you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:12, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Copyright Violations[edit]

You must provide references for any content copied from another source. The copied content has been removed. You are welcome to continue editing as long as you provide references for the content you add. If you continue to add content without references, the content will be deleted and your account will be blocked. Please let me know if you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:16, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I don´t understand how it´s work with the references. Is not a Wikipedia article one? or should I copy the references used on them? Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 15:51, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Are the tables so far OK? Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 15:58, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

If I were to reference the Wikipedia Biology article, I would include <ref>[[Wikipedia: Biology]]</ref>. This needs to go anywhere I copy content from the Biology article. The same approach applies to any other content copied from a Wikimedia project. If I instead copy content from a website, I would include <ref>[ Example: Example Page]</ref>. That needs to go anywhere I copy content from a website, and the website must be open content. Otherwise, I just link to the content rather than copying it.
I don't know if the tables are okay, because I don't know where they come from. Are they your own creation, or was the content copied from somewhere? Anything you create is yours. Anything someone else created must give credit to them, either by name or by link.
Please select one page at a time to work on, and add references for any content you add that comes from somewhere else. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:25, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your time and work. Is it possible to cite only Wikispecies as source for the sections LIFE-TREE, TAXONOMY and BIODIVERSITY? It is the same information but in other format what I´m doing. Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 18:24, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

The terms of use are that each individual be recognized for their contributions. You can't cite Wikispecies or Wikipedia broadly as a container. You have to cite each individual page you copy from. See Internet Fundamentals/Introduction for an example of a page that copies content from multiple Wikipedia pages.
Separately, if what you are doing is a Wikispecies project, wouldn't Wikispecies be a better place to create it?
Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:02, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I understand, I try to make a navigation index phyllogenetical arranged. Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 19:47, 15 March 2018 (UTC)


MAMMALIA The citation for this work is: Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. (Available from Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487 or (410) 516-6900, or at


REPTILIA You may cite this database as Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Jirí Hošek (eds.), The Reptile Database,, accessed [insert date here]

AMPHIBIA Frost, Darrel R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (Date of access). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.

"MAGNOLIOPSIDA" If you want to cite this site, "Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]." will do. Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 20:20, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

See {{cite book}} and {{cite web}}. You'll need to add something like that whenever you copy from an existing source.
I'm not sure what "You may cite this database as" and "If you want to cite this site" means. You will need to add your own references. I'm just a volunteer and have plenty of my own work to do. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:34, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Só is it writen on the webpages, Sorry to the inconvenience, I only try to make biodiversity more accesibleCloud forest (discusscontribs) 20:45, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

would you please reload the pages so I can go further in my quest?Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 20:48, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

The page history is available as a link at the top of each page. Any content you restore must have references added. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 22:50, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Proposed structure and functionality of the life-tree[edit]

The configuration is the question

Copyrighted Content[edit]

Each of the sections of Life-Tree Project/Mammalia you added recently is copyrighted content and must have a source reference provided with the content. If you copy it from somewhere, you must add a reference when you paste it into Wikiversity.

The copyrighted content has been removed. It is available under history, but if you add it back in again, it must be added with <ref> tags for each source as it is added.

Again, please review Wikiversity:Cite sources and Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Citing sources. Let me know if you have any questions.

Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:29, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Should I write the evolution section with my own words making reference to the Wikipedia articles? Cloud forest (discusscontribs) 14:29, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
You need to reference the Wikipedia articles either way. If you need the content, just copy the content and add a reference to it. But separately, decide whether or not you actually need the content. What value are you gaining by copying it vs. linking to it? How are users who read these pages learning from the experience? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

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