Template talk:Navbox Bestiary

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Reason for putting Oni in "other species"[edit]

The reason for not counting Oni as "mainly outside Gensokyo" is due to their past, when they were found in great quantities in Youkai Mountain. Also, Suika did say that Oni are not exactly youkai, and although there are other places where they have been stated to be youkai - therefore, just like for fairies, whether they are youkai depends on definition.--Tosiaki 13:05, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

There critically endangered in Gensokyo and were probaby though to be extinct or just non-existant at some point. You can't really say that Oni belong to Gensokyo anymore since there native home doesn't belong to them anymore. In the case of classification, Oni would be youkai in terms of mythology but if it's not the case in Touhou then it should belong under Oni in Touhou which in the case of fairies...(I don't think Western people saw fairies as monsters...).

--Hikaruxz 13:18, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

This is on the basis that Oni were there in the past, not due to what is present.--Tosiaki 13:25, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Capitalization of species and plural[edit]

I have two small questions: Should we capitalize species (like "The Kappa is...") or just use small letters ("The kappa is...").

Second: Is it, for example, "All the kappas are..." or "All the kappa are."

I'm asking both as I see both being used as such, and I think one style should be used (though, I assume it may differ per species). ☢ Quwanti 14:29, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Capitalization is for proper nouns. Scientific names should follow their own capitalization rules, but common names are not proper nouns.--Tosiaki 17:29, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
"Kappas" does not quite seem to be correct, so "All the kappa are" seems to be way to go.--Tosiaki 17:35, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
Species names should be lowercase (kappa, tengu, etc). As with pluralization, I prefer to not add an s (All the kappa are); there may be differences in usage for other loanwords. - Kiefmaster99 19:33, 13 March 2012 (UTC)


It just occurred to me as to why we're even using the word "bestiary" on this wiki. I've looked it up and all I've found was that it basically means "species", but more specifically based on real or imaginary animals. With that, I now think it's bizarre to have religion/title articles listed here. If people don't mind, I wish to change the word "bestiary" to "species" throughout the wiki and create something separate for religion/title articles. Tony64 (Talk/Con.) 01:58, 5 July 2014 (UTC)