A quarter century of reptile and amphibian databases

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Uetz, P., M.S. Koo, R. Aguilar, E. Brings, A. Catenazzi, A.T. Chang, R. Chaitanya, P. Freed, J. Gross, M. Hammermann, J. Hošek, M. Lambert, Z. Sergi, C.L. Spencer, K. Summers, R. Tarvin, V.T. Vredenberg, and D.B. Wake (2021) A quarter century of reptile and amphibian databases Herpetological Review 52:246-255. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352462027_A_Quarter_Century_of_Reptile_and_Amphibian_Databases.


In 2020, the Reptile Database (RDB) and AmphibiaWeb (AW) celebrated their 25th and 20th anniversaries, respectively. Here, we briefly review their history and highlight the biodiversity informatics context in which AmphibiaWeb and the Reptile Database have grown for a quarter century. More specifically, we outline the similarities and differences of each project, their operation and content, and review their histories, activities, users, and shared challenges.

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