Conservapedia:Manual of Style/Wildlife

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Zebra
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Perissodactyla
Sub-order Hippomorpha
Family Information
Family Equidae
Genus Information
Genus Equus
Subgenus Hippotigris
Dolichohippus
Species Information
Species E. grevyi
E. quagga
E. zebra
Subspecies E. zebra zebra
E. quagga quagga
Population statistics
Zebra locations.PNG

The following are guidelines for creating and editing articles pertaining to wildlife.

Contents

Infobox

The taxonomy template infobox (example right) is to be used for all articles. Two images are to be used:

  • The first image is to be a photograph of the animal taken in the wild. If this cannot be done, a zoo photgraph can be used, but priority will be given to the former.
  • The second image is a map showing the range of the animal.

If the subject is an extinct animal, last known photograph, artistic rendering, or photo of skeletal remains is appropriate, followed by a map detailing formar range; if the subject is a fossil animal such as a dinosaur, a map highlighting locations of fossil discoveries is acceptable.

Description

Describe the animal's appearance, i.e. height, length, weight, color, and any other characteristics.

Habitat

Describe where it lives.

Habits

Describe what the animal does, i.e. feeding/hunting, what it eats, gestation, migration, mating, defense, etc.

Value to man

Describe in detail the animal's value to man, either for good or bad. This includes domestication, taming, circus, fur industry, meat and dairy, as well as what man has done, such as over-hunting, removal from ranges as a pest, extinction, etc.

Evolutionary claims

Describe in detail the claims scientists make for the animal in question, which includes alleged age, ancestors, and reasons they think led to such evolvement. Do not include different animals in the topic; if the article is about lions, it makes no sense to include bears in the discussion. Keep in mind that evolution is a theory only, and not a fact; there will be rebuttal where necessary in every article.

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