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Dinosauricon Data Files



Let me just clarify my earlier offer:

Most of The Dinosauricon's pages are automatically generated from a few
large text files that hold all the information. The two major ones are
GENERA.TXT and TAXA.TXT. 

GENERA.TXT holds all 900+ genus entries. Currently it is 356Kb in
size. Here's an example of the format:

GENUS Leptoceratops
 FILENAME leptocer
 WITHTYPE
 MEANING "slender horned face" 
 SPECIES gracilis
  AUTHOR Brown
  YEAR 1914
 END
 SPECIES cerorhynchus
  OBJECTIVE Montanoceratops cerorhynchus
 END
 SPECIES sp. 
  PLACE Alberta
  AGE middle Campanian
  REMAINS dentaries
 END
 AGE Maastrichtian
 PLACE Alberta
 PLACE Wyoming
 LENGTH 1.5
 LENGTH 3
 MASS 55
 REMAINS 5 skulls (3 complete), skeletons
 ESSAY
  Bipedal or facultatively quadrupedal. 
 END 
END

Compare with http://dinosaur.umbc.edu/genera/leptocer.htm

TAXA.TXT hold information for the 47 taxon pages. It is currently 164Kb. 
It holds the cladograms, the essays, and other bits of information
pertaining to the higher-level taxa.

There's also SPECS.TXT, which documents the format used in these and other
files.

I can e-mail these to anyone who wants them. I should have mentioned this
before, but it would be more convenient for me if you e-mail requests to
mike@dinosaur.umbc.edu instead of tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu. 

(To those who already asked, could you e-mail me at mike@dinosaur.umbc.edu
and verify that you want these somewhat large files e-mailed to you?)

--T. Mike Keesey                                    <tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu>
WORLDS                                  <http://www.gl.umbc.edu/~tkeese1>
THE DINOSAURICON                               <http://dinosaur.umbc.edu>