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Data from: The Odonate Phenotypic Database, a new open data resource for comparative studies of an old insect order

Citation

Waller, John T.; Willink, Beatriz; Tschol, Maximilian; Svensson, Erik I. (2020), Data from: The Odonate Phenotypic Database, a new open data resource for comparative studies of an old insect order, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.15pm5qc

Abstract

We present The Odonate Phenotypic Database (OPD): an online data resource of dragonfly and damselfly phenotypes (Insecta: Odonata). Odonata is a relatively small insect order that currently consists of about 6400 species belonging to 32 families. The database consists of a variety of morphological, life-history and behavioral traits, and biogeographical information collected from literature sources. We see taxon-specific phenotypic databases from Odonata and other organismal groups as becoming an increasing valuable resource in comparative studies. Our database has phenotypic records for 1011 of all 6400 known odonate species. The database is accessible at http://www.odonatephenotypicdatabase.org/ and also uploaded as a supporting information file with this paper.

Update on November 6 2020

A total of 397 new taxa have been added to the database (aside from wing pigmentation data, many taxa have information on morphology, distribution and behaviour).

Updated (validated) pigmentation status for 20 taxa (for these taxa, columns concerning wing pigment have been changed compared to the original opdb‐file, while all other columns have not been changed).

Methods

The Odonate Phenotypic Database (OPD) is an online data resource of dragonfly and damselfly phenotypes (Insecta: Odonata). The database consists of multiple morphological, life-history and behavioral traits, and biogeographical information collected from literature sources. We see taxon-specific phenotypic databases from Odonata and other organismal groups as becoming an increasing valuable resource in comparative studies. The database is accessible at http://www.odonatephenotypicdatabase.org/, and a static version with an information file about the variables in the database is archived here at Dryad.

General nformation about data collection and methods can be found in our paper in Scientific Data:

Waller, J.T., Willink, B., Tschol, M. et al. The odonate phenotypic database, a new open data resource for comparative studies of an old insect order. Sci Data 6, 316 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0318-9

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