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name contact description traits taxa
AmphiBIO Brunno Freire Oliveira / Gabriel C. Costa Global database for amphibian ecological traits (collection of data from literature) Habitat / Diet / Circadian_activity_rhythm / Seasonality / Body_weight / Age_at_mature_min_y / Age_at_mature_max_y / Body_length / Size_at_mature_min_mm / Size_at_mature_max_mm / Longevity_min_y / Longevity_max_y / Litter_size_min_n / Litter_size_max_n / Reproductive_output_y / Offspring_size_min_mm / Offspring_size_min_mm / Breeding strategy  
Arthropod Species Traits Martin M Gossner A summary of eight traits of Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera and Araneae, occurring in grasslands in Germany Body_size / Dispersal_ability / Feeding_guild / Feeding_mode / Feeding_specialization / Feeding_tissue / Feeding_plant_part / Endophagous_lifestyle / Stratum_use / Coleoptera / Hemiptera / Orthoptera / Araneae
Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing Terje Lislevand Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing M_mass / M_mass_N / F_mass / F_mass_N / Unsexed_mass / Unsexed_mass_N / M_wing / M_wing_N / F_wing / F_wing_N / Unsexed_wing / Unsexed_wing_N / M_tarsus / M_tarsus_N / F_tarsus / F_tarsus_N / Unsexed_tarsus / Unsexed_tarsus_N / M_bill / M_bill_N / F_bill / F_bill_N / Unsexed_bill / Unsexed_bill_N / M_tail / M_tail_N / F_tail / F_tail_N / Unsexed_tail / Unsexed_tail_N / Clutch_size / Egg_mass / Mating_System / Display / Resource  
BIEN Brian J. Enquist / Brad Boyle / Cory Merow / Xiao Feng / Dan Park /Brian S. Maitner / BIEN working group   53 plant traits  
Catching crabs, a case study in local-scale English conservation Will Pearse   diameter / sex Carcinus maenas
ChinaRoots, Sapling leaf and root traits from 6.6 km Jianfengling transect J. Aaron Hogan   Leaf Area / LeafPermiter / LeafWidth / LeafHeight / LeafCircularity / LeafAspectRatio / LeafRoundness / LeafMass / SLA / LeafThickness / RootMass / RootLength / SpecificRootLength / RootProjArea / RootArea / SpecifcRootArea / RootAvgDiam / RootLenPerVol / RootVolume / RootTD / NRootTips / SRTipAbund NForks / NCrossings  
Compadre Rob Salguero-Gómez Demographic, taxonomic, biogeographic and phylogenetic information of thousand of plants and animals Survival / Development / Reproduction / Recruitment / and many more! See here https://github.com/jonesor/compadreDB Plantae and Animalia
eFLOWER Hervé Sauquet / Jürg Schönenberger Dataset of angiosperm floral traits (mostly structural), extracted from the PROTEUS database and built for the eFLOWER project; for more information on PROTEUS and eFLOWER, see www.eflower.org Sex / Ovary_position / Number_of_perianth_parts / Fusion_of_perianth / Symmetry_of_perianth / Perianth_phyllotaxy / Number_of_perianth_whorls / Perianth_merism / Perianth_differentiation / Number_of_fertile_stamens / Filament / Anther_orientation / Anther_attachment / Anther_dehiscence / Androecium_structural_phyllotaxy / Number_of_androecium_structural_whorls / Androecium_structural_merism / Gynoecium_phyllotaxy / Number_of_structural_carpels / Fusion_of_ovaries / Number_of_ovules_per_functional_carpel 792 angiosperm species
Ecotaxonomy Anton Potapov / Dorothee Sandmann / Stefan Scheu Ecotaxonomy (ecotaxonomy.org), is an open web platform, that allows traits, taxa, individuals and samples to be linked within research projects. Any morphological or ecological traits can be customized inside the system and attached either to taxa, individuals, or environmental samples. The system is flexible to include any group of organisms. The taxonomic system of Ecotaxonomy is based on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (gbif.org), but may be complemented by morphospecies, pictures, literature and other parameters. As public output, the system provides interactive identification keys and web catalogs of traits and taxa. Multiple morphological and ecological traits Multiple groups of organisms (focused on Arthropoda)
Elton Traits Walter Jetz EltonTraits 1.0, Species-level foraging attributes of the world’s birds and mammals Diet / Foraging_stratum / Nocturnal / Body_mass  
European Amphibians Database Audrey Trochet A database of life-history traits of European amphibians (collection of data from literature) Body_weight / Male_body_length / Female_body_length / Body_length / Foot length / Tibia length / Hind limb length / Metamorphosis size / Number of eggs / Survival rates in adults / Sexual maturity / Movement ability  
GlobalAnts Heloise Gibb Part of a database that also includes assemblage and abundance data for ants Head.width.across.eyes..mm / Head.length..mm / Clypeus.length..mm / Mandible.length..mm / Hind.femur.length..mm / Scape.length..mm / Weber.s.length..mm / Pronotum.width..mm / Inter.ocular.width..mm / Max.eye.width..mm / Whole.body.length..mm / Sculpturing / Pilosity / Number.of.Spines / Dominant.colour.head..Fig..16 / Dominant.colour.mesosoma..Fig..16 / Dominant.colour.gaster..Fig..16 / Polymorphism / Queen.number / Worker.number / Colony.type / Colony.founding / Nest.Site / Activity / Diet Formicidae - should discuss how you want this as we have localised morphospecies in a lot of datasets
Global Biotic Interactions Jorrit H. Poelen A global index of existing species interaction data records (e.g., predator-prey, pollinator-plant, pathogen-host, parasite-host). predator-prey / plant-pollinator / pathogen-host / parasite-host / symbionts  
Pangaea Philipp Brun A trait database for marine copepods Body_size / Feeding_mode / Clearance_rates / Ingestion_rates / Spawning_strategy / Egg_size / Clutch_size / Fecundity / Myelination / Hibernation / Resting_eggs / Respiration_rates / Growth_rates / Development_duration  
Passerine Morphology Robert E. Ricklefs Passerine morphology, external measurements of approximately one‐quarter of passerine bird species Body_length / Wing_length / Tail_length / Tarsus_length / Toe_length / Bill_length / Bill_width / Bill_depth / Biogeographic_region  
PolyTraits Sarah Faulwetter A database on biological traits of polychaetes broad range, ~60 traits  
Senescence João Pedro de Magalhães AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity Female maturity / Male maturity / Gestation/Incubation / Weaning / Litter/Clutch size / Litters/Clutches per year/ Inter-litter/Interbirth interval / Birth weight / Weaning weight / Adult weight / Growth rate / Maximum longevity / IMR / MRDT / Metabolic rate / Body mass / Temperature  
TetraDENSITY Luca Santini The dataset includes taxonomic information on species, population density estimate, year of data collection, season, coordinates of the locality, locality name, habitat, sampling method and sampling area. >18,000 georeferenced and dated population density estimates in terrestrial vertebrates 79 sp. of Amphibians, 284 sp. Reptiles, 1174 sp. of Birds, 564 sp. of Mammals
TRY Jens Kattge A database of databases for vascular plant traits, terrestrial and fresh-water. 2091 plant traits, standardized according to http://top-thesaurus.org 279,875 plant taxa, standardized mainly based on The Plant List

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