The odonate phenotypic database, a new open data resource for comparative studies of an old insect order

John T. Waller, Beatriz Willink, Maximilian Tschol, Erik I. Svensson*

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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 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. Our database has phenotypic records for 1011 of all 6400 known odonate species. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number316
JournalScientific Data
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2019

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