Databases

Robert Howells and Nina Triche at the work station in PRC122

Robert Howells and Nina Triche at the work station in PRC122

Two specimen databases are available online: the type and figured specimens (PaleoCentral), which incorporates extensive imagery and mapping of collection localities, and our complete catalog (Specify web portal). Other locations where our records can be accessed include GBIFidigBio, and the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life (you can even download the app iOSAndroid).

Our library database is available online (Zotero Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory).

There are catalogs that can be accessed in person at the NPL: the BEG series, the Plummer series, the UT series, the Adkins (WSA) series, and the BEG locality card index. Much of the UT and Adkins catalog data are also incorporated into the main Specify database. The long term aim is to incorporate all data from these paper catalogs into the digital databases. Books are scanned as a backup measure.

We appreciate database additions and corrections. Please send to liathappleton@austin.utexas.edu.