# \citep for multiple references separated by text

For 2 references, how would I produce textual citations such that

Statement (species A: author1 date1; species B: ref2)

I tried `\citep[species A:][]{ref1}[species B:][]{ref2}`, but it doesn't seem to work..

• In that case you better use `\parencites[species A:][]{ref1}[species B:][]{ref2}` (notice the `s`). The `natbib` compatibility commands are just wrappers around their `biblatex` counterparts (so `\citep` is actually a `\parencite`; there are exceptions for the starred versions) and do not have multi-cite support (as indeed `natbib` does not). – moewe Apr 29 '14 at 6:36
• Wanna make that an answer? – Johannes_B Dec 6 '14 at 13:32
• @moewe ^^^^ ;-) – Johannes_B Dec 6 '14 at 14:02
• @Johannes_B There you are. – moewe Apr 7 '15 at 6:20

You are looking for a multi-cite version of `\citep`. That does not really exist, but since `biblatex`'s `natbib` commands are just wrappers around their standard counterparts, `\citep` is really `\parencite` (exceptions apply for the starred versions: `\citep*` is not `\parencite*`, it is `\AtNextCite{\defcounter{maxnames}{999}\parencite`). The multi-cite version for `\parencite` is `\parencites`, so you want
``````\parencites[species A:][]{ref1}[species B:][]{ref2}
• old thread, but this doesn't seem to work with nature style biblatex? `\parencites{cite1, cite2}[see][for review]{cite3}` produced weird ([cite 1, cite2]; [see cite3 for review]) – Sharah Sep 3 '18 at 21:32