Wikipedia:WikiProject Dinosaurs/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Dinosaurs! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Dinosaur articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject Dinosaurs}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of WikiProject Dinosaurs is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


The following values may be used for the class parameter:

  • Featured article star.pngFA
  • A
  • Symbol support vote.svg GA
  • B
  • Start
  • Stub
  • NA

Articles for which a valid class is not provided should be listed below.

Quality scale[edit]

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Examples
Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light. Tyrannosaurus
The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to nearly all readers. A good treatment of the subject. No obvious problems, gaps, excessive information. Adequate for most purposes, but other encyclopedias could do a better job. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time. Sinosauropteryx
Has several of the elements described in "start", usually a majority of the material needed for a completed article. Nonetheless, it has significant gaps or missing elements or references, needs substantial editing for English language usage and/or clarity, balance of content, or contains other policy problems such as copyright, NPOV or NOR. With NPOV a well written B-class may correspond to the "Wikipedia 0.5" or "usable" standard. Articles that are close to GA status but don't meet the Good article criteria should be B- or Start-class articles. Useful to many, but not all, readers. A casual reader flipping through articles would feel that they generally understood the topic, but a serious student or researcher trying to use the material would have trouble doing so, or would risk error in derivative work. Considerable editing is still needed, including filling in some important gaps or correcting significant policy errors. Articles for which cleanup is needed will typically have this designation to start with. Camarasaurus (as of August 2018)
The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a table. For example an article on Africa might cover the geography well, but be weak on history and culture. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
Not useless. Some readers will find what they are looking for, but most will not. Most articles in this category have the look of an article "under construction" and a reader genuinely interested in the topic is likely to seek additional information elsewhere. Substantial/major editing is needed, most material for a complete article needs to be added. This article usually isn't even good enough for a cleanup tag: it still needs to be built. Pyroraptor (as of August 2018)
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be useless to a reader only passingly familiar with the term. Possibly useful to someone who has no idea what the term meant. At best a brief, informed dictionary definition. Any editing or additional material can be helpful. Duriavenator (as of August 2018)
The article does not exist and needs to be created.      

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Spinosaurus - Yet to recieve a rating, requires one MasterOfHisOwnDomain (talk) 20:27, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dilophosaurus - Might be eligible of a better rating than it current rating, C.Evangelos Giakoumatos (talk) 18:52, 30 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Both have been done. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 17:43, 13 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please feel free to add your name to this list if you would like to join the assessment team

  1. Dendodge (talk · contribs)
  2. Firsfron (talk · contribs)
  3. Rainbow Shifter (talk · contribs)
  4. The Utahraptor (talk · contribs)
  5. Lusotitan (talk · contribs)

Example assessments[edit]

To assess an article, paste one of the following onto the article's talk page.



Aachenosaurus 1.4 kb
"Abdallahsaurus" redirect to Brachiosaurus
Abelisaurus 5.7 kb
Abrictosaurus 8.5 kb
Abrosaurus 4.7 kb
Acanthopholis 2 kb
Achelousaurus 4.4 kb
Achillobator 6.7 kb
Acracanthus redirect to Acrocanthosaurus
Acrocanthosaurus 10.5 kb
Actiosaurus 749 b; an ichthyosaur
Adamantisaurus 3.6 kb
Adasaurus 3.8 kb
Aegyptosaurus 2.1 kb
Aeolosaurus 6 kb
Aepisaurus 1.1 kb
Aetonyx 1.2 kb; junior synonym of Massospondylus
Afrovenator 5.1 kb
Agathaumas 3.9 kb
Aggiosaurus 2.4 kb; actually a metriorhynchid crocodilian
Agilisaurus 6.6 kb
Agnosphitys 1.7 kb
Agrosaurus 1.3 kb
Agujaceratops 2.6 kb
Agustinia 4.4 kb
"Airakoraptor" 1.1 kb; nomen nudum
Alamosaurus 6.4 kb
"Alashansaurus" 1.3 kb; nomen nudum
Alaskacephale 2.5 kb
Albertosaurus 21.2 kb
Albisaurus 735 b
Alectrosaurus 5.3 kb
Aletopelta 2.6 kb
Algoasaurus 1.6 kb
Alioramus 5.2 kb
Aliwalia 2.1 kb
Allosaurus 12.4 kb
Alocodon 1.4 kb
Altirhinus 8.1 kb
Altispinax 1 kb
Alvarezsaurus 1.8 kb; possibly a bird
Alwalkeria 5.3 kb
Alxasaurus 4.5 kb
Amargasaurus 5.5 kb
Amazonsaurus 4.5 kb
Ammosaurus 6.7 kb
Ampelosaurus 4.8 kb
Amphicoelias 7.4 kb
"Amphicoelicaudia" redirects to Huabeisaurus
"Amphisaurus" redirects to Anchisaurus
Amtosaurus 1.1 kb
Amurosaurus 5.7 kb
Amygdalodon 1.5 kb
Anabisetia 3.9 kb
Anasazisaurus 4.4 kb
Anatosaurus 2.3 kb; junior synonym of Edmontosaurus
Anatotitan 6.8 kb
Anchiceratops 6.8 kb
Anchisaurus 6.6 kb
Andesaurus 4.9 kb
Angaturama 1.9 kb; probably junior synonym of Irritator
"Angloposeidon" 788 b; nomen nudum
"Aniksosaurus" 671 b; nomen nudum
Animantarx 7.1 kb
Ankistrodon 376 b; archisauriform
Ankylosaurus 13.7 kb
Anodontosaurus redirects to Dylophosaurus; junior synonym of Euoplocephalus
Anoplosaurus 2 kb
Anserimimus 6 kb
Antarctopelta 4.9 kb
Antarctosaurus 8.8 kb
Antetonitrus 5.6 kb
Anthodon redirects to Paranthodon; actually a pareiasaur
Antrodemus 1.6 kb; synonym of Allosaurus
Apatodon 1 kb; probably junior synonym of Allosaurus
Apatosaurus 9.6 kb
Appalachiosaurus 4.9 kb
Aragosaurus 1.6 kb
Aralosaurus 2.5 kb
Archaeoceratops 2.2 kb
Archaeodontosaurus 1.1 kb
Archaeopteryx 29.9 kb
"Archaeoraptor" 8.7 kb; now known as the bird Yanornis and the dromaeosaur Microraptor
Archaeornis redirects to Archaeopteryx
Archaeornithoides 2.5 kb
Archaeornithomimus 1.4 kb
Archaeovolans redirects to Yanornis
Arctosaurus 435 b; actually some sort of non-dinosaurian reptile
Argentinosaurus 3.7 kb
Argyrosaurus 1.5 kb
Aristosaurus redirects to Massospondylus, but no note on List of Dinosaurs
Aristosuchus 2.4 kb
Arizonasaurus 1 kb; actually a rauisuchian
Arkansaurus 4.6 kb
Arrhinoceratops 2.7 kb
Arstanosaurus 1 kb
Asiaceratops 1.7 kb
Asiamericana 1.3 kb
Asiatosaurus 1.2 kb
Astrodon 1.8 kb
Astrodonius redirects to Astrodon
Astrodontaurus redirects to Astrodon
Atlantosaurus 1.2 kb; junior synonym of Apatosaurus
Atlasaurus 2.4 kb
Atlascopcosaurus 1.6 kb
Atrociraptor 2.3 kb
Aublysodon 4.1 kb
Aucasaurus 1.6 kb
Auroraceratops 2 kb
"Augustia" redirects to Agustinia
Austrosaurus 3.5 kb
Avaceratops 3.1 kb
"Avalonia" redirects to Avalonianus
Avalonianus 314 b; actually a non-dinosaurian archosaur
Aviatyrannis 1.7 kb
Avimimus 3 kb
Avipes 1.4 kb
Avisaurus 1.7 kb; actually a bird
Azendohsaurus 1.1 kb


























  1. ^ Worth, G. (Ed.). N.d. Chondrosteus. In The Dinosaur Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2006[2]. Attributes mispelling to a Japanese guide to a Chinese dinosaur exhibit, 1981. And also to Glut, 1982.