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.