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This template helps the reader to navigate to upper categories corresponding to upper rank taxa. (To help navigation to lower ranks, use {{Taxa}}, {{Genera}}, {{Species}} and {{Subspecies}})
This template should be used on taxon categories and taxon galleries BUT never in files.

Note: if you want to edit this template, first try your modifications on {{Taxonavigation/sandbox}}.You can then test your edits in {{Taxonavigation/testcases}}.
When the new version is ready, ask an administrator to move it to the main template. You can do that by putting a {{Edit request}} in the template talk page and explaining that the admin just needs to copy the sandbox code into the main template.


classification=APGIII|                     <-- classification= should be at the beginning
include=angiosperms|                       <-- include= should be at the second position
Species|Cinnamomum camphora|               <-- here you must put the whole species name, for the link to the potential category
authority=(L.) J. Presl}}                  <-- authority= should be at the end

will result in

APG III Classification: DomainEukaryota • (unranked)Archaeplastida • RegnumPlantae • Cladusangiosperms • Cladusmagnoliids • OrdoLaurales • FamiliaLauraceae • GenusCinnamomum • SpeciesCinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl


Singular latin ranks should be used: Cladus, Domain, Regnum, Phylum, Divisio, Classis, Cohors, Ordo, Familia, Tribus, Genus, Sectio, Series, Species, Hybrid, Cultivar, Varietas

For intermediate ranks, use the syntax without separator like subgenus and infraordo (not "sub-genus", nor "infra ordo")

Dialog-warning.svg If you use incorrect ranks, the article/category will be shown in Category:Pages with incorrect biology template usage.


Up to 19 different ranks can be used.

Content rules

  • Rule 1: Red links:
    There should be no red links unless it's very likely the category will be created in the near future. This is because taxonavigation is not a taxobox, but a help to navigate between existing hierarchical categories.
  • Rule 2: Synonyms:
    The taxonavigation should contain the name of the current category/article. So if you think that the current category/article is an invalid name (a synonym):
    • Either you rename the category/article + change the taxonavigation
    • Either keep the category/article name in Taxonavigation + provide the {{SN}} with a comment like {{SN|''valid name'' (preferred by {{Taxasource|Kew list}}) }}

Parameter authority=

If you provide the authority= parameter: parentheses, when present, have a special meaning and must be preserved.

Parameter include=

To avoid having too many taxa in the Taxonavigation parameters, an include= functionality has been added.
You can only include a subtemplate from Category:Templates to include in Taxonavigation.
These templates have been created using {{TaxonavigationIncluded}} and mostly represent classes.
Please don't create one of those include templates without having read their policy.

Parameter classification=

Classification is always changing, for that reason there are many different classifications (see [1] for the different classifications of the same family).
So we should always provide the name of the classification with the parameter classification= (for example |classification=Cronquist)
Multiple classifications can be provided on the same page with multiple call to {{Taxonavigation}}.
If there is a conflict between Category:Angiosperms classifications, prefer APG III
Available value for classification:

See also

Technical documentation (for template)