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TSN {{{ID}}}. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

Purpose and description

This template creates a link to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), a database containing scientific names of biological taxa and a history of their classification.

Use and example

To use the template, you first need to search ITIS to find the taxon's ID number. The example wiki text

{{ITIS|ID=506801|taxon=''Camellia sinensis''|year=2006|date=16 February}}


Camellia sinensis (TSN 506801). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed on 16 February 2006.

You can also use this as a TSN reference only by leaving out the taxon name; you may choose this format when you're using this template on second reference or when the taxon is clear from context. For example:



TSN 506801. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

Finally, to hide the interwiki link to Integrated Taxonomic Information System, you can add the optional parameter showITIS with a value of "no":



TSN 506801

This may be useful in cases where the ITIS link is given inline, for example:

The seeds of Camellia sinensis (TSN 506801

) can be pressed...

Note: The citation style always adds a period after the last term unless neither the date nor the ITIS link are displayed.


  • ID: The Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) of the taxon in ITIS.
  • taxon (optional): The taxon's name. (Should be included, but in some cases, the taxon's name will be implicit from context.)
  • date, year (optional): The date the report was retrieved from ITIS.
  • showITIS (optional, defaults to "yes"): A flag to determine whether or not the interwiki link to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System page will be shown.

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Template:ITIS. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Psychology Wiki wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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