Category talk:Animals

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I suppose it would be helpfull to have only phyla (and some special) categories as subcategories in Animalia. However, sometimes it ist easier to navigate directly to classes. The alternative would be to have only classes as subcategories in animals, which of course would mean that we loose every hierarchical information about phyla.

To combine both, I propose to have a navigational context, that displays all classes (maybe even with the english name). This has to be done by hand, but is feasable, since there are only so many classes.

If there are any objections, I would like to have some feedback before the edit ist reverted. Petwoe 17:45, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Rename to Animalia[edit]

Since we're using the name plantae for plants, I suggest that we change the name of this category it's latin equivalent also. --Groucho 05:15, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

This would also give us the chance to leave all the non-latin categories, which do not belong into the Animalia tree, behind. They are responsible for a lot of circular references inside the tree and make maintainance and navigation difficult. Peter_Aut 05:11, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
They make navigation possible. I'm not a Roman, priest, lawyer, doctor, botanist, or biologist. I still need to find images. Actually, I could use names like "mutton" and "pork". AlbertCahalan 04:10, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
I agree with AlbertCahalan, but the common names should be a supplement to the scientific names. A previous consensus was reached on the use of Latin names and dual use of categories such as Animals and Animalia have the potential to be more confusing than helpful. I think we need to be merging these entirely and (if they are working) use redirects from common to Latin names. (And continue supplementation with common names within galleries and category headers.) LeaMaimone 03:38, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The purpose of the Latin is that it's in common use among non-English speakers too. "Animals" may not mean much to a Romanian, but they use "Animalia" there too. Stan Shebs July 3, 2005 04:53 (UTC)