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19 datasets found



Data from the "Back to the water" project

Data from papers published as part of Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (RPG-2019-323): Back to the water: macroevolutionary dynamics of secondarily aquatic tetrapods....
Travis Park; Gustavo Burin; Graham J Slater; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution


Supplementary files
Natural History Museum Research License not specified

Sex biases and the scarcity of sex metadata in global herpetology collections

Data from paper: Sex biases and the scarcity of sex metadata in global herpetology collections. link to paper. Tara Wainwright, Morwenna Trevenna, Sarah R. Alewijnse, Patrick...
Tara Wainwright; Morwenna Trevenna; Sarah R. Alewijnse; Patrick Campbell et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution

Site-level data and Jaccard similarities from Newbold et al. (2016) "Has land...

This is the site-level data used in Newbold et al. (2016) "Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment", Science, and the...
Tim Newbold; Lawrence Hudson; Andy Arnell; Sara Contu et al. Research CC-BY-NC-4.0


Aligned DNA sequence data
Natural History Museum Research

Sex biases in natural history collections of birds and mammals.

Data from paper: Sex biases in natural history collections of birds and mammals. link to paper. Natalie Cooper, Alexander L. Bond, Joshua L. Davis, Roberto Portela Miguez,...
Natalie Cooper; Alexander Bond; Joshua L Davis; Roberto Portela Miguez et al. Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Eye‐body allometry across biphasic ontogeny in anuran amphibians

Animals with biphasic lifecycles often inhabit different visual environments across ontogeny. Many frogs and toads (Amphibia: Anura) have free-living aquatic larvae (tadpoles)...
Samuel J Shrimpton; Jeffrey Streicher; David J Gower; Kate N Thomas Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

Molecular insights into the phylogenetic placement of the poorly known genus ...

Among New World direct-developing frogs belonging to the clade Brachycephaloidea (= Terraranae), there are several genera with uncertain phylogenetic placements. One notable...
Andrés R Acosta-Galvis; Jeffrey Streicher; Luigi Manuelli; Travis Cuddy; Rafael Omar de Sá Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

Integrative taxonomy at the nexus of population divergence and speciation in ...

We describe two diminutive species of rattlesnakes (Genus Crotalus) from small nearshore islands off the coast of Baja California in the western Gulf of California, Mexico. In...
Jesse M Meik; Sarah Schaack; Oscar Flores-Villela; Jeffrey Streicher Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

Solanum phylogenomics dataset

Supporting sequence and alignment data for the publication Gagnon E, Hilgenhof R, Orejuela A, McDonnell A, Sablok G, Aubriot X, Giacomin L, Gouvêa Y, Bragonis T, Stehmann JR,...
Edeline Gagnon; Rebecca Hilgenhof; Andrés Orejuela; Angela McDonnell et al. Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

"Join the dots" collections assessment exercise

The files submitted here form the backbone to a 2018 collections assessment exercise at the Natural History Museum and support a methodology paper submitted to Museum Management...
Giles Miller Collections Creative Commons Attribution


DNA sequence alignment
Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


Alignments of DNA sequence data used in phylogenetic analysis
Veerappan Deepak; Sara Ruane; David J Gower Research License not specified


DNA sequence alignments
Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


DNA sequence alignments; AFLP data; Morphological data; Mantel tests R script and matrices; BEAST xml files
Simon Maddock; RA A Nussbaum; Julie Day; L Latta et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution

Dataset collated for meta-analysis of the Natural History Museum's grounds

This dataset contains surveyed estimates of species richness of invertebrates and plants in different habitat types, or habitats of different areas. Data was collated from...
Helen Phillips; Sandra Knapp; Andy Purvis Research CC-BY-4.0

Coeliccia micro-CT

micro-CT raw data from Coeliccia scutellum scutellum, Coeliccia scutellum hainanense, Coeliccia pyriformis and Coeliccia cyanomelas
Philip O. M. Steinhoff Research License not specified

Pushing the limits – two new species of Pteromalus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea...

Two new species, Pteromalus briani sp. n. and P. janstai sp. n., with unusual characters are described from the Central Plateau and the Alps in Switzerland, respectively. P....
Hannes Baur Research CC-BY-SA-4.0

Data supporting the identity of the 180yr old Chrysoperla carnea lectotype

Bayesian Inference and Maximum Likelihood analysis and resulting tree files. Data supports: Price et al., 2015. PLoS One.
Benjamin Price; Charles Henry; Andrea Hall; Atsushi Mochizuki; Peter Duelli; Stephen J Brooks Research ODC-BY-1.0

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