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If you have named a taxon, then it is likely that there is (or will be) a Wikispecies page about you, and other pages about your published papers. Please see our advice and guidance for taxon authors.

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Please sign your comments on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username (if you're logged in) and the date. Please also read the Wikispecies policy What Wikispecies is not. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or in the Village Pump. Again, welcome! Your page was a very, very good start for a newcomer, and thanks for creating it. The one piece of advice I would give is on links. Try to focus on taxonomy, so the MSW link is very good, a primary reference (like the original paper at the Biodiversity Heritage Library if it's available there) is best. Your Smithsonian MNH link is OK, but I would attribute it specifically to Smithsonian. The BC government link, which would be great for Wikipedia, I would probably leave out here on Wikispecies, as there's not much taxonomic about it, even if it is reliable for other info. Remember Wikispecies is not Wikipedia and we don't want too much duplication between the two. Thanks again, and I hope you'll enjoy contributing here. Koumz (talk) 20:26, 10 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]