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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:
MEANING "slender horned face"
OBJECTIVE Montanoceratops cerorhynchus
AGE middle Campanian
REMAINS 5 skulls (3 complete), skeletons
Bipedal or facultatively quadrupedal.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com.
(To those who already asked, could you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and verify that you want these somewhat large files e-mailed to you?)
--T. Mike Keesey <email@example.com>
THE DINOSAURICON <http://dinosaur.umbc.edu>