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The Fossil Calibrations database (FCD) supports the entry, sharing, and retrieval of structured data associated with fossil calibration dates. It is primarily designed and developed to house fossil calibration dates associated with fossil calibration papers published in the journal Palaeontologia Electronica (PE), following a set of best practices for publishing fossil calibrations. These practices, the database, and the special section in PE are products of the NESCent working group Synthesizing and databasing fossil calibrations: divergence dating and beyond.

More details can be found on the FCD Wiki.


Build and deploy instructions can be found on the wiki:


The Fossil Calibrations Database is open source code under the BSD License. See LICENSE.txt for more information.

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