Paleobiology Database is thrilling
Since yesterday I am a contributor of the Paleobiology Database.
I spent the entire afternoon in discovering the wicked entry forms and just started with entering taxonomic data.
The idea of compiling a taxonomic database, and a current systematic pattern based on “opinions” in references is ingenious.
Zhang Yunbai and me, we compiled our own database for all Ordovician cephalopods. Additionally, there is the large unpublished data collection of Theo Engeser, which is based on html sheets. Theo currently takes effort slowly to implement his data into Wikispecies.
Because I have money to pay a data enterer now, I hope to enter the complete Ordovician cephalopod occurrences from the nautiloid literature within this year.
I think these are great news.