Database system for Palaeontologists and Biologists
- Taxon-Based database system for recording data from the literature (indication of taxa at localities of a specified age) or recording of specimens, with the intention to have an information system for the daily work, and to be able to estimate recorded data
- Extremely small and compact database kernel which is able to manage also relatively high amounts of data (e.g. > 50,000 indications, 3 million single information units) without getting slowly
- References with authors, journals, optional key words
- Taxa from the phylum to the subspecies level, type species and types
- Localities with countries and regions, sample points, beds, LL-data, a complex, a palaeogeographic unit, age
- Stratigraphical data ("ages") with fixed lower and upper boundary, biozones, lithostratigraphy
- Specimens with collection, locality, preparations, photos of preparations, films
- Citations in references, examined samples, indications of taxa at localities
- Pictures (JPG, BMP, GIF, WMF), references, personal notes and documents (PDF, HTM, DOC, RTF, XLS, ...) may become part of the database
- Reports on species, genera, localities
- Synonymy lists and reference lists
- Output to HTML or RTF
- Catalogues of species, citations (Fossilium Catalogus), and localities to RTF
- Output of the whole database into HTML
- Plotting of occurrences in a map system (Example).
- Stratigraphial distribution of genera and species
- Abundance of genera and species through the time
- Rate of endemicity of taxa
- Dating of undated faunas
- etc. pp.
- Consistency check during data recording and for the whole database
- Multiple reorganisation modes to keep data integrity also after system crash or power down
- Backup copies
- Data can be used from two or more databases
- Structure and forms can be extended without problems
- Import of data (from text files, DBF) and export is no problem
© Hannes Löser, Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
Updated : 04-18-2015.