Paleobiology Database (pbdb)

The Paleobiology Database is a public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists.

Available variables

occs - Raw species occurrences

The dataset downloaded from here.

Access the raw species occurrences variable (“occs”) of the “pbdb” dataset with a fetch() function:

 spec <- fetch("pbdb", "occs")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

spec <- fetch(dat = "pbdb", var = "occs", dir, verbose=FALSE)

Resolution

species

Archive size

pbdb_occs_20191122_species: 79.6 MB

pbdb_occs_20200217_species: 80.8 MB

Versions

20191122

20200217

20200623

Licence

CC-BY

Reference

The Paleobiology Database www.paleobiodb.org