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Databases focused on Botany and Biology
Natural Stones
Scientific Unit Converter
Ask-An-Earth-Scientist
National Geophysical Data Center and NASA
Meta Indexes of Scientific Databases
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
What´s New for Palaeo- and Geoscientists
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Databases focused on Palaeobotany and Palaeontology

Fossil Record 2. The Fossil Record 2 is a near-complete listing of the diversity of life through time, compiled at the level of the family. Search any name in the database or search by family name or select families by stratigraphic range, kingdom, habitat, phylum, chapter or other names - or select by stratigraphic range in which the families lived. The Fossil Record 2 database (Benton, M. J. (Ed.) 1993, Chapman & Hall, London. 845 pp.) is originally compiled in Excel by Dr. Mary Benton, WWW work by Dilshat Hewzulla. Excellent!

Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), University of California at Berkeley: Web Lift for Taxa. This new version of the UCMP Web Lift to Taxa breaks the long table of the old version into several shorter lists.

Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), University of California at Berkeley: The Phylogeny of Life. The ancestor/descendant relationships which connect all organisms that have ever lived. You can learn about the history of life on Earth by tracing life´s phylogeny from three different starting points: "The Biosphere", "The Metazoa" and "Vertebrates". Explore the page on navigating, with a special page on navigating the Phylogeny Wing, both of which contain hints and help.

M.C. Boulter & D.A.Gee, International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP). Data provided by D. Mai, Berlin; J. Kvacek, Prague; E. Wheeler, North Carolina; J. Eder-Kovar, Vienna; R. Ravn, Alaska; L. Budantsev and O. Lavrenko, Saint Petersburg; L. Fotyanova, Moscow; S. Brown and H. Fisher, London: Plant Fossil Record. Version 2.2 includes descriptions and occurrences of many thousands of extinct plants. For the first time modern genera with fossil species are included in the description database. The biological, geological and geographical aspects of these data have been obtained directly from the scientific literature or from museum collections. See also:
David. A. Gee and Mike Boulter: MosaicForms Database Access ?: A Palaeobotanic case study.

F.M. Cardillo & T.S. Samuels, Department of Biology, Manhattan College and the College of Mt. St. Vincent, N.Y.: WHITTAKER FIVE KINGDOM SYSTEM (1978) Plant Classification, KINGDOM IV - Plantae: Fossil Plants.

Rob Fensome, Andrew MacRae, and Graham Williams, Project of the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic): Dinoflagellate Classification Database (DINOFLAJ). DINOFLAJ is a database system containing a current classification of fossil and living dinoflagellates down to generic rank, and an index of fossil dinoflagellates at generic, specific, and infraspecific ranks.

FOSSILIUM CATALOGUS II: PLANTAE. Table of Contents.

! Harcourt, Inc.: Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, Evolution , and Paleontology.

J. Jansonius, Institute of Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology, Calgary, & L.V. Hills: Jansonius & Hill´s Catalogue This site demonstrate the use of the genera file of fossil palynomorphs on the World Wide Web. It is a card index of great value to those studying fossil pollen and spores and gives descriptive detail and a simple drawing of most known taxa of these fossils.

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program, WDC for Paleoclimatology: Modern and Fossil Pollen Data. All data in the WDC-A archive is contributed by research scientists.

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History: Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems DataNet. ETE DataNet is designed to make large datasets on fossil faunas and floras from continental deposits available to the global scientific community and the public via the internet. It provides a standarized format, map searchability, query functions and downloading capabilities.

Torsten Utescher, Paleobotanical Workgroup, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Paläontologie, University of Tübingen: PALAEOFLORA Database. Palaeoflora is a relational data base providing information about Tertiary plant taxa, their paleoclimate and paleoecology and their nearest living relatives. Actually Palaeoflora contains 2600 Tertiary plant taxa referencies, and additionally 1200 entries for extant plant taxa with informations about ecology, dispersal biology, leaf physiognomy and plant distribution – partly with integrated distribution maps. For most of the taxa climate tolerances are available (16 different climate parameters). Floral lists for more than 200 Tertiary plant localities can be extracted from the database.












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This index is compiled and maintained by Klaus-Peter Kelber, Mineralogisches Institut, Universität Würzburg,
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