Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 3980: Alroy: Paleobiology Database (Hosted by NCEAS) , Alroy J , and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.
Paleobiology Database
nceas.156.5 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.156.5/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Paleobiology Database
Identifier:nceas.156
Alternate Identifier:Paleobiology Database
Abstract:
The Paleobiology Database is an NSF-funded project involving more than 80 professional scientific researchers and scores of graduate students. Its goal is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age.
Keywords:none:
  • paleobiology
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  • paleontology
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  • database
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  • Phanerozoic
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  • fossil
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  • marine invertebrate
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  • vertebrate
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  • botany
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  • paleo

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 3980: Alroy: Paleobiology Database (Hosted by NCEAS)
Individual: John Alroy
Organization:NCEAS
Address:
735 State Street, Suite 300,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 United States
Phone:
805-892-2519 (voice)
Email Address:
alroy@nceas.ucsb.edu
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: John Alroy
Organization:NCEAS
Address:
735 State Street, Suite 300,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 United States
Phone:
805-892-2519 (voice)
Email Address:
alroy@nceas.ucsb.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Charles Marshall
Individual: Arnie Miller
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Ryan Poling

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Global
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -180  degrees
East:  180  degrees
North:  90  degrees
South:  -90  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
Timescale: Phanerozoic
Time estimate: 570-0 Ma

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

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Data Set Usage Rights

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Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File