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Link to mczbase records; see text under type material heading of Acropyga_parvidens

Lat/long details

Table of contents (TOC)

  • do not display: __NOTOC__
  • float to right, two ways, one sometimes looks better than the other in how it renders the page:
    • <div style="float:right; margin: 10px;">__TOC__</div> see: [1]
    • {{Tocright}}

whitespace edited text takes any amount of whitespace between two characters on the same line and renders it as a single space; the following edit text (with the space removed between the & and n) adds additional space (oddly, this edit text will not display on the rendered page when wrapped in nowiki tags)

& nbsp;

copyright symbol the following (with no space between the & and c) displays ©

& copy;

specifications for other symbols and special characters: mediawiki symbol formating

{{clear}} forces a new line, all the edit text under 'clear' is shown below whatever is above it; this for example prevents a displayed image from having any text or headings display to its side

table in identification section


Link to more images: Additional montage images for this species can be found [[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|here]]

images of pdfs for text from older publications, can be displayed using formatting similar to that used for key images:

larger caste images in gallery with forced new line for next entry on page. Two formats:

Clear right for a thumb image float Lepisiota_capensis#Biology

Wild Images upload and display formatting:

two ways of presenting MCZ ent uploaded images, also see above about linking to MCZbase specimens:

removing the pipe from the beginning of the 2nd image details, as shown below, forces the second image to appear to the right side of the 1st image; the ending |} serves as a line break with anything after it placed below the images;







video player documention - [4]

vimeo example - Leptogenys falcigera

you tube information/examples

Species Groups

Tetramorium examples - a diverse group with many species groups

if there are keys, links are provided to and from group pages

group species pages have the following categories

[[Category:Species Groups|genusname]][[Category:genus]]


specific names, examples of their use

data templates, can search using template terms to find examples of their use on a page; template term is |mean_colony_size_source= ; search for mean colony size


we use a template to making columns: Template:Div col the documentation:this page

The template creates wiki specific markup, as detailed in the documention. There does not have everything I would want for formatting options. There are other column generating templates available. The column template we use is CSS based, and makes good compromises to allow for auto-scalable (by browser and device) rendering of the information. More complex columns are table based and tables can easily break things. For example, they may render wrong or entirely break a page across different browsers and devices. Tables that fail in their standards-compliance will likely also fail in terms of meeting accessibility standards.

example here The Ants of India


Offsite Links

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