This template categorizes entries with missing taxonomic names, so that the missing names can be added (if not spelling mistakes). If it is used for a taxonomic name for which Wiktionary has an entry, it links to that entry and categorizes the entry into Category:Entries with redundant template: taxlink. Such templates are removed.
It requires a parameter to indicate what level the taxon is, eg, family, tribe, genus, species, epithet.
The optional parameter
|nomul=1 should be used if the page linked to already exists, but it doesn't have a Translingual section or lacks the wanted definition. For example, a plant genus name may be present, but not a needed animal genus name.
- The taxon.
- The level (rank) of the taxon: for instance, family, tribe, genus, species; also clade, informal group, nothospecies, variety.
- An optional parameter for an alternative display name, the default being parameter 1
- Named parameters
- Indicates a date (YYMMDD) on which the spelling of the taxon in the entry was verified. This is not guaranteed to mean that the taxon name is widely accepted, valid, etc. The date is intended to trigger review of the names from time to time.
- Indicates that, although there may be an entry in Wiktionary, it is not for the taxon in the current entry. Typically, the entry is for a Latin proper noun or a German noun. It may also be that there is a taxonomic name entry. but not for the specific taxon. For example, there is a genus and a higher order taxon with the same name or an animal (ICZN) genus and a plant, fungus, or alga (ICBN) genus that are the same.