Hi I'm Ambrosia10. I'm interested particularly in Women in Science and New Zealand endemic species. I'm definitely still learning.

Query page can be found here.

Work currently being undertakenEdit

Working through the Biodiversity Heritage Library dataset in Mix'n'Match to assist with the linking of metadata within that digital library and Wikidata. Adding images to Wikicommons and linking them to Wikidata via their creators - with an emphasis on women scientific illustrators. See this for NZ women artists.

Should also work on making sure the women in this https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011940858 publication are in Wikidata.

Dataset to possibly work on see https://nztcs.org.nz/ Need to appropriately model this first! Then run it by others.


Queries to work onEdit

Notes to selfEdit


  • For illustrators contributing to work see P3919 - contributed to published work
  • For example of newspaper reference see Douglas Noël Adams entry.
  • For model on how to cite scientific paper see this.
  • See lion [1] for a model to add more detailed data to particular species in Wikidata.
  • See this for basionym use and this for its inverse
  • See this for an example of how to deal with subspecies in Wikidata.
  • See [2] for discussion on how to deal with books split into volumes.
  • See Q60572861 as an example for extra info regarding married and birth names.
  • See this for things to try out!
  • See this (No. 42) [3] discussion started by Quentin re scientific names
  • See this toolcalled cradle to help manually create wikidata items.

Examples of scientific articlesEdit

Try this one first.

Examples of scientific book propertiesEdit

This tool is fabulous for adding works

See Cradle tool

Examples of synonym of speciesEdit


  • original combination (P1403) see this
  • publication in which this taxon name was established (P5326)
  • taxon author citation (P6507)

See this for how to add in original description of species and making reference to BHL page id. Could also add BHL bibliographic id too?

Invasive SpeciesEdit

Copyright statusEdit

See this item Q1356297 as an example for Copyright status!!!

See this item Q1462485 as an example of an appropriately modelled copyright dispute.

See this as an example of how to deal with copyrighted material.

See this example of copyright owned by will recipient.

Example of iNaturalist reference for source of imageEdit

Remember about host and especially Monja Q10253316 [9]

BHL workEdit

Example for BHL citation See this

See this as a model for BHL handwritten field books, particularly those that are in the Smithsonian Field Book Project. For scientific papers don't forget how important the "Main subject" property is - see for example this query

See Wikidata Property P6605 Plant Illustrations artist ID for when putting BHL illustrators into Wikidata.

See this for BHL women illustrators

See this

Slide that may help replicate Wikidata Wales images projectEdit

See this
Also check out "Wikidata:Projects" as they have very useful documentation!

Remember to write, record and DOCUMENT if you decide to self create a project!

Useful linksEdit

See this
Kākāpō schema
Don't forget "on focus list of wikimedia project" and then "American Women's History Initiative"

New Zealand queryEdit

See this for info on different years of NZ. Also UNION is "or"!

"Named after"Edit

Use this property as a qualifier of a common name or taxon name statement rather than stand alone.

American Women's History InitiativeEdit

See Josephine Mason Milligan Q66503677 as an example

Open Refine editing resourcesEdit

See this.

invasive to queryEdit