There are plenty of mammal databases that deal with existing taxonomies and such, but where can one go to find information about land mammal taxa from the Eurasian Miocene to Pleistocene periods? They need look no further than this fine website, which provides access to such material, courtesy of an international advisory board, headed by Mikael Fortelius of the University of Helsinki. First-time visitors may want to look over the data conventions section first. Here they can learn about the proper use of taxonomic fields, and also view such taxonomic examples from the database. Users may also want to look over the browsing section, as it serves as a good orientation to effectively using the database. For those engaged in scholarly endeavors related to the field, there is also a publications section that offers access to recent works that draw on this rather voluminous database.


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