Despite the fact that only a dozen dinosaur species were created in the origional Jurassic Park, well over a hundred creatures (dinosaur and non-dinosaur alike) are featured in the entire Jurassic Park Series. There has to be made an article of each creature on Park Pedia. Many articles still have to be made, and existing articles are sometimes a mess. The aim of the WikiaProject Dinopedia (called after the dinosaur encyclopedia of Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis) is to set absolute standards that every creature-article has to meet.
|insert small picture of the dinosaur|
|Name meaning||English translation of the name|
|Code name||informal version of the dinosaur name|
|Diet||diet of the creature|
|Height||in meters (in feet)|
|Length||in meters (in feet)|
|Weight||in tonnes or kilograms|
|Birth Type||egg, vivaporous or what|
|Theme park appearances|
|Trading Card appearances|
Each article needs this Infobox. In this way it is clear from the first glance what kind of creature this article is all about and what is its place in the Jurassic Park Series.
The lenght, height and weight of the creature does not necessarily have to be the ones of the real-life creature. It has to be the measures of the creatures in the Jurassic Park Univers. For example: the real-life Pteranodon had a body mass of 45 pounds, while the JPIII Pteranodons have a body mass of 600 pounds. Remember that the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park are created by man, they are new species of a prehistoric genus, with unique features.
In the different Jurassic Park canons, different measures can be found. For example: Velociraptor has a lenght of 1,80 meter in the Jurassic Park novel, 3 meters in the movie Jurassic Park and 5 meters according to the Jurassic Park III film poster. All there measures have to be in the infobox, to make sure the box doesn't look messy add a
tag between the measures. It has to be clear where this information is from, so add references behind the measures.
If a creature doesn't appear in one of the Jurassic Park media in the infobox, don't fill in none but delet that section.
If you add pictures to the infobox or the rest of the article, only use pictures from the Jurassic Park Series. If a creature doesn't appear in one of the movies, use screenshots of a videogame or a Trading card picture or the picture of a toy.
The top section contains information of the species itself.
The article starts with the name of the species in Bold text, followed by a section that explains how to pronounce the name between (). Note that common dinosaur names are not names of a species, but of a genus. The first sentence must place the genus in the fylogenic tree, like in this example:
It is best the words genus, family and family name are links to the wikipedia articles that explain the terms. It depends on each genus whether you place in into it's family or order.
It is handy to mention in which age the dinosaurs of the genus lived. It is best that the name of the age is a link to an article about the age. Since all time periods are well discussed on Wikipedia, it would be a wast of Bandwidth if Park Pedia also has articles about them. So, it's best that the period names in the article are links to the Wikipedia articles about the periods.
The rest of the top section must be about the species. But since Wikipedia already has good articles about all creatures mentioned in the Jurassic Park Series, it would be a total waste of bandwidth to write the same articles on this wikia. Therefore, this section only contains information that is shown in the Jurassic Park Series. Like the dino information that mr. DNA gives in SNES game Jurassic Park, or the info on Trading Cards etc. Don't forget to add references.
The top section ends with the sentence:
More real-life information: [link to wikipedia article of the genus].
Jurassic Park Franchise
This section is a short overview of the appearances of the species in the Jurassic Park Franchise. In any case mention whether it appears in the novels or movies.
Describe the species as it appears in the three movies.
Describe the species as it appears in the Jurassic Park Adventures trilogy.
Describe the species as it appears in the Comic books.
Jurassic Park inspired games
Describe the species as it appears in the many Jurassic Park games.
Describe the species as it appears in the many Jurassic Park inspired toy lines.
All the individual toy dolls are well described at jptoys.com. It would once again be a total wast of bandwidth if we would write the same articles on this wikia. A short description is enough. At the end of this section you can write the sentence:
- Um.. quite the opposite. We should have more detailed information on this wiki. I've spoken to jptoys.com and they said we could use their images, just as long as they're credited. Some of I've already created.--My Name Is Tom (Talk / Edits) 06:25, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
- Lets continue on the discussion page. MismeretMonk 07:53, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Describe the species as it appears in the theme parks, like the Jurassic Park: River Adventure.
Describe the species as it appears in the many Jurassic Park centered exhibition, like the Jurassic Park Institute Tour.
Describe the species as it appears in the many Trading Card lines.
Add links to articles about the creature on other Jurassic Park fansites, like myjurassicpark.com.
Write here the references tag.