PPP Database (last update 9/20/10)
Of the following flat files, the PPP Locality, Subsample and Faunal Data files are in an Excel (.xls) format, and the PPP References File is in the .rtf format. The Faunal Data files contain taxon occurrence data for fossils collected by the Panama Paleontology Project, primarily from stratigraphic units on the Caribbean side of Panama and Costa Rica, and were submitted by authors of chapters in the 1999 book edited by Collins and Coates, A Paleobiotic Survey of Caribbean Faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama, Bulletins of American Paleontology no. 357; they have been compressed or "zipped" using Winzip. You can download pkunzip to expand or "unzip" these files.
PPP Locality File (ages based on time scale of Berggren et al., 1985 and 1995)
PPP Subsample File
PPP References File
PPP Faunal Data Files
A Data Model for the PPP
Karl Kaufmann (Database Consultant, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) and Laurel Collins (PPP Data Manager) developed a logical data model for the PPP. This is a model of how the project operates and will be used to set up a new database to contain all of the collections data of the project. When data transfer is completed it will replace the current PPP database.
PPP Data Model
Data Model Key
Description of PPP Data Model