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<big>'''Welcome to Palaeos.org!'''</big>
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<center><big><big><big>Palaeos.org</big></big></big>
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<big>A multi-authored Encyclopedia on the history of life on Earth</big></center>
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We're just getting settled in at the moment, so for now please go to [http://www.palaeos.com Palaeos.com] for content!
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<span style="background:#FFE4B5"><center>'''== IMPORTANT NOTICE =='''</span>
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Due to a shift in focus to palaeos.com we intend to make this site read-only as of noon GMT on 12th November 2014. If you object to this please post on our [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palaeos/178330368997871 Facebook] page, or email 'verloren' at Google's email service.</center>
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<big><big>'''Welcome to Palaeos.org!'''</big></big>
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We're building what we hope will be the web's most comprehensive project on the history and [[evolution]] of [[life]] through [[time]], and for that matter of the Earth as a whole.  We'd love it if you'd sign up and join us!  Palaeos.org is an attempt to build upon the outstanding work done at [http://www.palaeos.com Palaeos.com] by sharing the load - if you can't find what you're looking for here, please check out Palaeos.com to see if it's there (and if it is, why not transfer it to the wiki!)
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==Navigation==
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{{Palaeos}}
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As the orientating diagrams of Palaeos, coloured [[navigation|menus]] will allow the visitor or [[how to contribute|wiki editor]] to navigate around the site, tracing the [[phylogeny|lineages]] of life, whether [[extant|present-day organisms]] or the [[LUCA|ultimate]] [[common ancestor]]  over [[mya|millions of years]] of time, [[continental drift|drifiting continents]] and changing [[ geography|geographical features]], and through the [[ecology|ecological]] [[interaction]] of every [[clade|taxon]] with other organisms and its [[environment]] as a whole.  And not just life but everything from [[geosphere|inorganic features]] to the development of [[intelligence]] and [[Homo|human]] [[civilization]] (although the [[evolution]] of life will be the primary focus)
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The above one is the basic starting navigation menu.  As the site is developed, the menus will hopefully be standardised, throughout the site.
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See also the [[:Category:Index|Category Index page]] for a list of categories (more will be added as the site develops)
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'''Contents'''
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The following list of contents and subject matter is still provisional at present. (The numbers here are purely arbitrary, and not intended as part of an indexing or reference system.) Unless feedback indicates otherwise, this long list of contents will probably be replaced by a shorter one with links five or however many main portal pages, with the finer-level topics will be subsections therein.  With only a couple of exceptions, almost all pages here are still incomplete'''.
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:([[:Category:Index]])
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:'''1 ''Xronos'' - [[Time]]''' ([[:Category:Time]])
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::1.1 [[Hadean]]
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::1.2 [[Archean]]
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::1.3 [[Proterozoic]]
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::1.4 [[Phanerozoic]]
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::1.4.1 [[Paleozoic]]
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::: So far includes placeholder pages on: [[Cambrian]]; [[Ordovician]]; [[Silurian]]; [[Devonian]]; [[Carboniferous]]; [[Permian]] and a few secondary pages (most pages incomplete)
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::1.4.2 [[Mesozoic]]
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::1.4.3 [[Cenozoic]]
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:'''2 ''Ge'' - [[Earth]]''' ([[:Category:Earth]])
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::2.1 [[Geosphere]] / [[Geology]]
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::2.1.1 [[Plate Tectonics]]
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::2.1.2 [[Paleogeography]]
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::2.2 [[Ocean]]
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::2.3 [[Atmosphere]]
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::2.4 [[Climate]]
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:'''3 ''Bios'' - [[Life]]'''  ([[:Category:Life]])
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:::[[Life#The Life Sciences|Biology]]; [[Evolution]]; [[Paleontology]]; [[Linnaean taxonomy]]; [[Cladistics]];
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::3.1 [[LUCA|Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA)]]
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::3.2 [[Archaea]]
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::3.3 [[Eubacteria]]
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::: So far includes a number of mostly incomplete secondary pages and [[dendrogram]]s
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::3.4 [[Eukarya]] (incl. "Protista")
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::: [[Amoebozoa]]: So far includes a number pages and dendrograms (most pages incomplete)
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::3.4.1 [[Chlorobionta]] (Green Plants)
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::3.4.2 [[Fungi]]: So far includes a number of pages and dendrograms (most pages incomplete)
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::3.4.3 [[Metazoa]] (Multicelluar animals)
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::3.4.3.1 [[Invertebrate]]s
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::: So far includes [[Archaeocyatha]], [[Protostomia]], [[Lophotrochozoa]], [[Annelida]], [[Platyzoa]], [[Ecdysozoa]], [[Scalidophora]], [[Deuterostomia]], [[Chordata]] (most pages incomplete)
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::3.4.3.2 [[Vertebrata|Vertebrates]]
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::: So far includes [[Placodermi]]; [[Tetrapoda]]; [[Reptiliomorpha]]; [[Reptilia]]; [[Sauropsida]]; [[Sauria]]; [[Archosauromorpha]]; [[Synapsida]] (most pages incomplete)
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:'''4 ''Logos'' - [[Mind]]''' ([[:Category:Mind]])
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::4.1 Animal behavior and [[Sociobiology]]
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::4.2 Human and sociocultural evolution
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:A [[Palaeos:About|About ''Palaeos'']]
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:B [[Art|Art Gallery]]
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:C Resources
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::C.a [[Books]]
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::C.b [[Websites|Links]]
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::C.c [[Abbreviations]] used on Palaeos
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==Authors==
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===Who we are===
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We're a bunch of diverse Palaeo enthusiasts who have decided to work together to create a huge encyclopaedia of the history of Life on Earth.  And because a project like this is so ambitious, new contributors and contributions are most welcome!
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Current contributors include (in alphabetical order): Andreas ([[User:Andreas|Andreas Johansson]]); ATW (Toby White of Palaeos com), [[User:Bill|Bill]], CKT ([[User:Christopher|Christopher Taylor]] - phylogeny, various clades),[[User:Fang 23|Fang 23]], JHM ([[User:John M|John McDonnell]] - cephalopod evolution and phylogeny), MAK ([[User:M alan kazlev|M. Alan Kazlev]] - obsessive encyclopaedist), MM (Matthew Meischke), Paul Harris (Admin), [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]], Stanton ([[User:Stanton|Stanton F. Fink]] - artist), [[User:RogerPerkins|Roger Perkins]] and [[User:Rursus|Rursus]].
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(Please add your name or initials and if you want a short description to the above list if you have contributed material.  Also please sign your initials and the date (year-month-day) at the bottom of any new pages you have started, and any page where you have made major edits.  This allows people to be acknowledged for their work.)
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===Contributing===
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As a [[wiki]], Palaeos org is able to be edited by anyone, and we encourage anyone who wishes to to get involved. This site will only be as good as people are willing to make it. The only request is that it was agreed that a policy of non-anonymity would be preferred, so if you do want to edit, you'll need to create an account and put your name to anything you do.
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You don't necessarily have to know specialised topics in science to contribute, although if you do that is great too!  See [[Palaeos:About#Contributing to Palaeos Wiki|Contributing to Palaeos Wiki]] for some ways you can participate.  Or just enjoy browsing through the growing number of pages already set up.
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===Editing in Wiki===
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If you are unfamiliar with wikis, please see the [[Help:Contents|Help page]] which can be accessed from any page by the link on the navigation menu on the left.
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==Feedback==
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Do you like the way Palaeos org is going?  Or did you prefer the old Palaeos com?  Are there any things you would like to see in this wiki?  Or any thing you ''don't'' want to see?  Give your thoughts on the talk pages, or write to me at '''akazlev (at) bigpond (dot) com'''.
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'''credits:''' most recent update PICH100401

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