The Paleobiology Database (PBDB) is an international scientific collaboration, with the aim of collecting fossil data from throughout Earth’s history. Nearly 400 scientists from over 130 institutions in 24 countries are working to document fossil occurrences in their stratigraphic and geological context. The database currently contains more than 1.5 million occurrences of 317,000 taxa. Statistical analysis tools enable the creation of sampling standardised diversity curves and much more. The GeoZentrum Nordbayern is one of the most active contributors of data to this project.

Our paleontological collection is being incorporated into the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the largest compilation of taxon occurrence data.