REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
HomeScorpionsVaejovidaeThe ProjectActivities/Products AcknowledgmentsLinks

 

Meetings

Museum Visits

Field Trip Log

Progress

Publications

Specimen Database

 

Specimen Database 

The Vaejovid Database is currently under development.  When completed, it will hold an array of records for all described species of the family Vaejovidae. This includes specimen data, locality information, taxon information and images.  The framework for the database was developed by the Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) team, and was funded through the Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories Program of the United States National Science Foundation.  We are indebted to the participants of that project, and especially to  Randall "Toby" Schuh for modifying the database framework to accommodate our scorpion data, and for allowing us to utilize it on our website and in our research. 

The Vaejovid Database is designed to allow for data entry and retrieval through a web-browser interface. The database is accessible worldwide from the American Museum of Natural History server at: http://research-staging.amnh.org/pbi/locality/, allowing our research team to input and retrieve data from any location at which they have internet access.  The database framework incorporates as part of its underlying structure the use of unique specimen identifiers, implemented through the use of labels bearing matrix codes. Codes can be read and entered through visual inspection or via the use of a scanner. The database allows for "batch loading" of unique specimen identifiers, a feature that expedites the entry of multiple specimen records for a single host for a given locality and collecting event.

You can view data from the Locality Database via Discover Life:


 

 

 


The material included in this site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0413453.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
THE UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, DISPLAYING OR OTHER USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OR OTHER CONTENT  FROM THIS SITE IS A ILLLEGAL. 
Copyright 2005-2006.  All images in this site, even if they do not include an individual statement of copyright, are protected under the U. S. Copyright Act.  They may not be "borrowed" or otherwise used without our express permission or the express permission of the photographer(s),  artist(s), or author(s).  For permission, please submit your request to wsavary@yahoo.com.