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Included taxa:



Creates formatted lists of links to taxon of rank strictly higher than genus (like order, family or tribe).

Links are either to categories (default) or galleries.

Currently takes up to 200 links.

Please use the Latin plural form of the taxon as the first parameter.

Note<colon> if you want to edit this template, first try your modifications on {{Taxa/sandbox}}.You can then test your edits in {{Taxa/testcases}}.
When the new version is ready, you can move it to the main template.


{{taxa|subfamiliae|Lycaeninae|Miletinae|Polyommatinae|Theclinae|source=MSW|accessdate=2012-03-29}} creates:

Included subfamilies (for Mammal Species of the World):
Lycaeninae, Miletinae, Polyommatinae, Theclinae

{{taxa|familiae|Amphizoidae|Aspidytidae|Dytiscidae|Hygrobiidae|Meruidae|Noteridae|Coptoclavidae|Coptoclavidae=†|accessdate=2012-03-29}} creates:

Included families (Retrieved on ):
Amphizoidae, Aspidytidae, Dytiscidae, Hygrobiidae, Meruidae, Noteridae, †Coptoclavidae
  • Setting a name to "†" will add the symbol before it to designate it as extinct.




  • First parameter is the taxa rank. This rank should be written in Latin and plural should be used if there are multiple taxa. Here is a small reminder of all the rank possibilities:
Singular Plural Comment
Cladus Cladi
Regnum Regna
Phylum Phyla
Divisio Divisiones
Classis Classes
Cohors Cohortes
Ordo Ordines
Familia Familiae
Tribus Tribus
Sectio Sectiones
Varietas Varietates Yes, you must use {{Taxa}} for varieties
Forma Formae Is it a good idea to provide form list in commons ?
For genera use {{genera}} or {{genera2}}
For subgenera use {{genera|rank=subgenus}} or {{genera2|rank=subgenus}}
For species use {{species}} or {{species2}}
For nothospecies use {{species|rank=nothospecies}} or {{species2|rank=nothospecies}}
For subspecies use {{subspecies}}
Note<colon> If you provide an invalid rank, Category:Pages with incorrect biology template usage will be added

Optional parameters

  • Use |source=WebSiteShortName to display the source of this genus list. See Taxasource/doc for the complete list of managed WebSiteShortName.
    • Use |name=<TaxonName> with |source= to specify the taxon name if the current category/gallery name is not exactly the taxon name (In article "Vanda (Orchidaceae)" use name=Vanda)
    • Use |source2=<WebSiteShortName> to provide additional sources
    • Use |ref=<reference> if your source is not managed by {{Taxasource}}
  • Use |accessdate=<yyyy-mm-dd> to provide the date of the retrieval of the data
  • Use |note=<note> to add a note at the bottom of the list (such as "This list may be incomplete" or further clarification on the sources used to create the list).
  • Use |<taxonName>=† to display that the taxon <taxonName> of the list is extinct
  • Use |extant=yes to specify that none of the listed taxa are extinct
  • Use |inline=y to make it all one line (and it should wrap correctly if it takes up more than one line in the browser)
  • Use |title=<title> to replace the auto-generated (and auto-translated) "Included <rank>:" part with custom text.

Usage examples


  • concurrent templates for other ranks:
    • {{subspecies}} - to list species in the format G. s. subspecies
    • {{species}} - to list species in the format G. species
    • {{species2}} - to list more than 300 species
    • {{genera}} - to list genera
    • {{genera2}} - to list more than 200 genera
    • {{SimpleTaxa}} - a simplified version of {{Taxa}} and {{Genera}} to use in notes
  • {{taxa/}} - sub-template
  • {{taxa/category}} - sub-template
  • {{taxa/text}} - sub-template used for translation
  • {{taxasource}} - to see the list of possible sources
  • {{taxolang}} - sub-template for internalisation of "Included <rank>:"