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

  • John T. Waller (Creator)
  • Beatriz Willink (Creator)
  • Maximilian Tschol (Creator)
  • Erik I. Svensson (Creator)

Dataset

Description

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.

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 at Dryad.

Data type

The Odonate Phenotypic Database: A flat data file containing the 39 variables of all of the phenotypic data within the database. The variables are explained in the other uploaded file with this manuscript ("Variable Definitions").
OPDDatabase.xlsx

Variable Definitions: A file that describes each of the variables within the Odonate Phenotypic Database and how they were collected.
VariableDefinitions.pdf

Future Updates: We intend to update this database regularly, as new phenotypic information comes in from our own research and other laboratories. If you want to contribute to update this database with new phenotypic data, please contact Erik Svensson (erik.svensson@biol.lu.se) for further information.

Copyright and Open Data Licencing

This work is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication license.
Date made available25 Nov 2020
PublisherDryad Digital Repository

Keywords

  • Anisoptera
  • climate ecozone
  • Insecta
  • insects
  • Jurassic to Anthroprocene
  • odonata
  • Phenotypes
  • wing length
  • Zygoptera

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