Personally i would not shed a tear when wikispecies is shredded, its
information is usually outdated - if present. And then I am not speaking
about the support of multiple taxonomies. Commons does (see for example
Imho wikispecies has a number of problems:
* It is text based, not db-structure based.
* Allthough often references are given at the bottom of a page, it is not
clear what is coming from what. See for example
* Some species even have no reference at all, for example
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ateles_paniscus * Some referenced sources are not scientific publications.
* The target audience is not clear: scientific researcher? student?
* Allthough I feel high respect for the people working at species,
information is soon outdated in this field. I feel sincere doubts about ever
being able to maintain a project like this by a limited number of volunteers
without substantial support from the scientific community.
For these reasons I would support a closure vote at meta.