Like any other wiki in existence, the main purpose of a wiki is to be an online encyclopedia except anyone can contribute. We here at Walkingpedia have set up a Manual of Style so that the wiki is of a high standard.

Creature page layout

  • A Physical appearance and biology heading. Describe the animals physical appearance in the series. If its appearance varies between series, describe its different appearance, too.
  • A Behaviour and traits heading. Describe how the animal behaves in the series.

The In... heading is a little more complicated. As a primary heading, write In [name of series you are writing about]. As a secondary heading, write the name of the episode it appears in.

  • A Behind the scenes section. Here, write about any miscellaneous, trivial information about the creature.
    • Beneath that section, there should be a List of appearances subheading where a list of appearances should be noted.
    • Also, there should be a Palaeontological inaccuracies subheading showing the mistakes in the show/book.
    • Lastly, there should be a Notes and references subheading where you can list any references with the reference template; this should be very easy, even for new editors.

Creature infoboxes

  • The main image of an infobox should be the size of 1,017 × 569 pixels, or, if such an image is not available, a smaller image of the same proportions. The image should provide a good, clear view of the pages animal, with no other species prominent in the image.
    • All other screenshot uploaded should be this same size. Promotional images and similar images can be left as found.
  • If an animal has appeared in more than one series- for example, the Deinosuchus in Walking with Dinosaurs and in Prehistoric Park - the tabber system should be used. Some series' take precedency over others, meaning that their photos should be used as the first image in a tabber;
    • Walking with Dinosaurs
    • Walking with Beasts
    • Walking with Monsters
    • Walking with Cavemen
    • Chased by Dinosaurs
    • Sea Monsters
    • Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
    • Prehistoric Park
    • Wild New World
    • Monsters we Met
    • March of the Dinosaurs
      • Highest priority
      • High priority
      • Mid priority
      • Low priority

This priority can be ignored if an image from a high-priority source is not as 'good', so to speak, as one from a low-priority source. For example, Deinosuchus appears in Walking with Dinosaurs, but only the top of the head is seen. It appears in full in Prehistoric Park, so the lower-priority series takes precedence.

Vital statistics

  • In attributes, list notable physical and behavioural attributes of the animal. Use a semi-colon (;) to seperate each attribute.
  • In diet, simply list what the animal eats;
    • Vegetation
    • Other animals (here, you can extend by specifying what exact animals they eat)
    • Carrion
    • Filter-feeder
  • In fossil finds, list each location where the animal is found, seperating each location with a break.
  • In temporal range, write down the time period(s) where the animal is found. Do a break, then list how many years ago said period was.
  • In notable individuals, list any notable individual of the animal, e.g., the Female Deinosuchus in the Deinosuchus' infobox.
  • In appearances, list all the episodes that the creature has appeared in. Since this wiki covers several programmes, please state which programme the episode is from like this: Sea Monsters: Dangerous Seas.

Other notes

  • Write from an in-universe perspective. Save for articles about actors, actual episodes and TV series', and real people, articles should be written as if everything presented in the series is fact.
  • Do not guess animal names. Many animals in the series' are identified unofficially based on appearance and animals known to have lived in the right place/time period. Here, animals are named based on official statements.
    • e.g., "Cetotherium" is here called a whale, and "Plesiopleurodon" is here called a pliosaur.