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Gavin Prideaux, gavin.prideaux@flinders.edu.au, eResearchSA

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The Atlas of Prehistoric Australia is a repository of collections of fossil vertebrate occurrences, containing over 7000 records. Records include specimen, image, dimension, location and geochemical data

The Atlas of Prehistoric Australia is a storehouse of information on the occurrences of organisms through time and space. It is the deep-time add-on to the ALA, and emphasises the continuum between past and present, and the valuable role that historical data on taxonomy, ecology and environment can play in improving our understanding of Australia’s unique biota.

The Database of Australasian Vertebrate Occurrences (DAVO) is a terrestrial, Cenozoic dataset collated in the 2000s by Dirk Megirian and Gavin Prideaux to develop the Australian Land Mammal Age biochronological scheme (Megirian et al. 2010, Paleobiology), primarily via an exhaustive literature review. Mammals were the main focus of the dataset, but it includes occurrence data for other vertebrates and terrestrial molluscs found in association with vertebrate fossils.

Fossil Birds - This dataset was collated by Trevor Worthy. It focuses on the Australian Tertiary avian fossil record however it is considered a work in progress, as it does not include marine taxa (e.g. penguins, procellariids etc.). Additional Pleistocene records derived from major publications are included, but there has been no attempt made to include Holocene occurrences. These data have been augmented by personal observation of specimens in collections by T. H. Worthy and the information here reflects that on the labels or in catalogues. All relevant publications concerning the specimens are provided. Taxa are primarily listed by the nomenclature currently in use, but synonymised names in which they were described, or under which the record was published, are also given. It is envisaged that this data base will be periodically updated by the Flinders Palaeontology Laboratory.

Data time period: Phanerozoic

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text: Australasia

iso31661: AUS

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