1982 年 1982 巻 7 号 p. 21-30
A project has started to compile the informations on fossil vertebrate specimens deposited in Japanese institutions and museums. The data base will be constructed by using the data base management system FAIRS in the Data Processing Center of Kyoto University, and will be easily used by any Japanese researcher through the computer network. It contains keys on sample identification, type of specimen, taxonomic name including synonyms, locality, geologic age, radiometric age, biostratigraphic zone, preservation condition, depository, and bibliography. It has dictionary files on the taxonomic classification, locality names, geographical coordinates, map codes, and so on, which are used to transform original data offered by researcher into input data of the specific format. Inverted files will be created on several keys for quick and accurate retrieval process. In the future fossil invertebrate specimens will be included in this data base, numerical informations such as morphological measurements and indices of fossil specimens will be added, and image data such as photograph or its digitized data will also be managed by the same system. Then it will become the paleontological data base, and it will help paleontologists to make their researches faster and more detailed with less effort.