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Just as suggestionEdit

Hi I have added the original description of Alteromonas genovensis an example journal template in the WS style. Well more or less in the house style, as we are still discussing format on the Village Pump - have a look. If you feel up to it we would appreciate you adding the original descriptions to taxon, as that is definitely WS policy. Andyboorman (talk) 09:09, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Andyboorman, thanks! I have a couple of questions.
  1. I added a fully-fleshed out version of a reference when I created Vintana, & Stho002 changed it to a "Lead author + et al version" (diff). I was wondering if there is a consensus on to represent authors in citations, or whether either of you, or anyone else can offer an opinion.
  2. Is there a template that I can use for sub-species, like {{G}} is used for strains?
Thanks, Peaceray (talk) 16:11, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  1. Is this template of use [1]] for subspecies?
  2. We are advising, in general, that if there are more than 4/5 authors then et al. is appropriate. However, many of use suggest a full author list is OK if you feel that the paper is very important and the authors represent the "cream of the crop" when it comes to expertise! I do not like burying multiple authors and I am not a lone voice here. Use et al. for template names.
  3. When it comes to nomenclature, I am not sure what the convention is for Gondwanatheria and similar paleotaxa, but in Plantae it is now usual that 2/3 of the authors from the multiple authored full paper will describe the novel taxon and publish this separately in a specialist journal, which makes it simpler. If this is not the case then my advice would be that et al. has to be used in the name section with a citation to all the authors in the reference section. We also have our own central registration for extant plants, which helps.
Stho002 has been blocked for multiple offences - see Village Pump and admins talk pages, so ignore him for now and when in doubt use the conventions from your particular discipline.
Hope this helps Andyboorman (talk) 17:06, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

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