Biodiversidata: an open-access biodiversity database for Uruguay

Grattarola, F., Botto, G., da Rosa, I., Gobel, N., González, E.M., González, J., Hernández, D., Laufer, G., Maneyro, R., Martínez-Lanfranco, J.A., Naya, D.E., Rodales, A.L., Ziegler, L. and Pincheira-Donoso, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-0050-6410, 2019. Biodiversidata: an open-access biodiversity database for Uruguay. Biodiversity Data Journal, 7: e36226. ISSN 1314-2836

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Abstract

Background

The continental and marine territories of Uruguay are characterised by a rich convergence of multiple biogeographic ecoregions of the Neotropics, making this country a peculiar biodiversity spot. However, despite the biological significance of Uruguay for the South American subcontinent, the distribution of biodiversity patterns in this country remain poorly understood, given the severe gaps in available records of geographic species distributions. Currently, national biodiversity datasets are not openly available and, thus, a dominant proportion of the primary biodiversity data produced by researchers and institutions across Uruguay remains highly dispersed and difficult to access for the wider scientific and environmental community. In this paper, we aim to fill this gap by developing the first comprehensive, open-access database of biodiversity records for Uruguay (Biodiversidata), which is the result of a large-scale collaboration involving experts working across the entire range of taxonomic diversity found in the country.

New information

As part of the first phase of Biodiversidata, we here present a comprehensive database of tetrapod occurrence records native from Uruguay, with the latest taxonomic updates. The database provides primary biodiversity data on extant Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia species recorded within the country. The total number of records collated is 69,380, spanning 673 species and it is available at the Zenodo repository: https:// doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2650169. This is the largest and most geographically and taxonomically comprehensive database of Uruguayan tetrapod species available to date and it represents the first open repository for the country.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Biodiversity Data Journal
Creators: Grattarola, F., Botto, G., da Rosa, I., Gobel, N., González, E.M., González, J., Hernández, D., Laufer, G., Maneyro, R., Martínez-Lanfranco, J.A., Naya, D.E., Rodales, A.L., Ziegler, L. and Pincheira-Donoso, D.
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Date: 20 June 2019
Volume: 7
ISSN: 1314-2836
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3897/bdj.7.e36226DOI
Rights: © Grattarola F et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 20 Jun 2019 11:27
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 11:27
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36881

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