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ready Paleobiology Database


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The Paleobiology Database seeks to provide researchers and the public with information about the entire fossil record. It stores global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. It is maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists.


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Created in 1998

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How to cite this record PaleoBioDB; Paleobiology Database; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 20, 2021, 1:42 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 23 2022 12:32 p.m.

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Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates.

Alroy J., Aberhan M., Bottjer DJ., et al.
Science 2008

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  • 0949416 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)