Wikispecies:List of common misspellings

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When adding a common misspelling to the list, it is a good idea to also add all grammatical variants of the word at the same time. Alphabetize according to the misspelling.

This list of common spelling mistakes is used to correct typographical errors throughout Wikispecies. Each entry lists a typo, followed by the correct spelling in parentheses.

Note that not all occurrences of these will be misspellings: for instance, in citations of texts in languages other than English they may very well be correct. The guiding rule should be to include words if they are more likely to be incorrect spellings than correct spellings, even if it means that occasionally there will be false positives.

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AEdit

  • abreviation (abbreviation)
  • abbrevation (abbreviation)
  • along side (alongside)
  • Amerian (American)
  • antartic (antarctic)
  • antarctica (Antarctica) (not in scientific names)
  • Appennine (Apennine)
  • artic (arctic)

BEdit

  • Beruit (Beirut)
  • Brasil (Brazil)
  • Brasilian (Brazilian)
  • Bristish (British)
  • Brittish (British)
  • Britian (Britain)
  • Brittain (Britain)
  • boundry (boundary)

CEdit

  • central America (Central America)

DEdit

  • Dar-es-Salaam (Dar es Salaam)
  • decription (description)
  • Depatment (Department)
  • discription (description)
  • ditribution (distribution)

EEdit

  • english (English)
  • Evolutin (Evolution)
  • et al (et al.)
  • et. al. (et al.)
  • Extint (Extinct)

FEdit

  • finish (Finnish) [as in 'of or pertaining to Finland': not to be confused with the English lemma "finish" i.e. 'to complete or terminate']
  • Finish (Finnish)
  • finnish (Finnish)
  • french (French)

GEdit

  • genuses (genera)
  • german (German)
  • Goergia (Georgia)
  • Great Brittain (Great Britain)

HEdit

  • Hongkong (Hong Kong)
  • hte (the)

IEdit

  • idividuals (individuals)
  • ilustrator (illustrator)
  • Imcomplete (Incomplete)
  • inadvertant (inadvertent)
  • italian (Italian)

JEdit

KEdit

LEdit

  • Lecotype (Lectotype)

MEdit

  • Madrono (Madroño) [botanical journal title]
  • Merida (Mérida)
  • miniturization (miniaturization)
  • mis-spelling (misspelling)
  • Morpholgy (Morphology)

NEdit

  • netomologist (entomologist)
  • north America-n (North America-n)
  • north east, north-east (northeast)
  • north west, north-west (northwest)
  • Nuevo Leon (Nuevo León)

OEdit

  • occuring (occurring)

PEdit

  • pereodical (periodical)
  • Philippino (Filipino)
  • Philipines (Philippines)
  • Portugese (Portuguese)
  • protozoolgist (protozoologist)

QEdit

REdit

  • re-assignment (reassignment)
  • recieve (receive)
  • redicovered (rediscovered)
  • Refferences (References)
  • resistence (resistance)
  • Ruppell (Rüppell) [ornithologist]
  • russian (Russian)

SEdit

  • Sao Paulo (São Paulo)
  • seperate (separate)
  • signifcance (significance)
  • south east, south-east (southeast)
  • south west, south-west (southwest)
  • specie (species) [note: specie is correct in Italian]
  • speciman (specimen)
  • specis (species)
  • Spcies (species)
  • subartic (subarctic)
  • Subpecies (Subspecies)
  • swedish (Swedish)

TEdit

  • taht (that)
  • teh (the)
  • transfered (transferred)

UEdit

  • unavaible (unavailable)
  • United states (United States)
  • Univerisity (University)
  • un-named (unnamed)
  • US (U.S.)

VEdit

  • Varnacular (Vernacular)

WEdit

  • witht (with)
  • Würtemburg (Württemberg)

XEdit

YEdit

  • Yucatan (Yucatán)

ZEdit