Question: Any Zoology Databases Online? Information On Aspects Of Physical Characteristics And Behaviour
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7.2 years ago by
kajendiran56120
kajendiran56120 wrote:

Dear All, thank you for your attention. I was wondering if any of you knew of a specific zoology database resource that contains information about known species that is both comprehensive and accessible through a script?

I have found certain localised information but have not been able to find something that is both consistent in parameters and extensive.

I realise that the available information on various species is likely to vary in amount and detail but maybe one of your know of an organisation or institution that has made an attempt to create a uniform structure that will aid computational interrogation and analysis.

Many thanks All the best

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.2 years ago by Mary11k • written 7.2 years ago by kajendiran56120
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7.2 years ago by
Medhat8.7k
Texas
Medhat8.7k wrote:

Vertebrate Zoology Collection Database

Zoology collection database

Vertebrate Zoology

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7.2 years ago by
confusedious420
Australia
confusedious420 wrote:

What is the beast?

I am unaware of any kind of comprehensive database, but there are smaller databases available that relate to specific families. Whether or not these are accessible by script or not I don't know. The trouble with zoological collections is that taxonomists tend to argue in a never ending fashion over how species relate to each other or even whether certain species exist at all. In short, there is very little consensus in some areas, and as such a database would be very difficult to assemble.

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7.2 years ago by
Mary11k
Boston MA area
Mary11k wrote:

ZooBank has some interesting materials that aren't often collected elsewhere: http://www.zoobank.org/

And when I was researching this issue myself I thought that the Biorepository resources here looked promising. Also serving under-represented data and collections: http://www.biorepositories.org/

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