The issues forming the basis for classifying the fauna Kingdomdef of NMS are discussed on the main fauna page (exactly how is still emerging). Their classification structure (or taxonomy) is given here.
NB: The following guidelines need extensive discussion before changing:
- Although players can rename binomial species, their original binomial names should be used here to enable evolutionary associations to be better understood.
- The Type specimendef description is absolutely essential as it is the only component which doesn't change with reclassification.
- This table could be overwhelmed with entries - most important is to construct a robust system of classifying life above the genus level (i.e. a NMS beta taxonomy). At present, the table is limited to single examples of each species, with the suggestion that a new genus be added only if it adds something significant.
- Without an example, don't add to the beta taxonomy here; experiment with example-free beta taxonomy on the main biology page.
(Significantly different examples only)
(One example only)
(Picture, Date & Location essential)