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NECLIME provides data through various databases, each of which has a specific focus either on the fossil record, environmental requirements of taxa, or long-term storage of data. These collaborations foster synergy and secure the sustainability of NECLIME data.

PALAEOFLORA database
Palaeoflora provides information on Cenozoic plant taxa (macro and micro), corresponding Nearest Living Relatives (NLRs) to fossil taxa, and their climatic requirements. The climate data collected in Palaeoflora are based on plant distribution in the global context and records of meteorological stations suitable to reconstruct past regional climates from any paleobotanical record having known NLRs (e.g., using the Coexistence Approach).

PANGAEA Publishing Network for Geoscientific and Environmental Data
The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the hosting institutions.
Pangaea was the preferred database to distribute taxa lists of fossil floras and paleoclimate data generated by NECLIME members. Find NECLIME data in Pangaea here.

ROAD The ROCEEH Out of Africa Database
The ROAD database of the ROCEEH project is a web-based relational database combining archaeological, paleoanthropological, paleontological, paleobotanical, geographical and bibliographical information. ROAD represents an ambitious effort to collect and link data from a variety of disciplines with the aim of reconstructing early human expansions.
NECLIME concepts and methods are crucial for contributing to a better understanding of early human environments. NECLIME results are included in the ROAD database.

NOW – New and Old World - Database of fossil mammals
The NOW fossil mammal database is a most comprehensive repository of data on Cenozoic land mammal taxa with a focus on European, North American and African sites. Their database can be browsed to find localities and their taxa lists as well as information on taxa including their attributes describing anatomy and inferred diet, locomotion and other properties.

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