Datasets & Programs


Analyzing taxa macroevolutionary and macroecological patterns requires access to large datasets. My works led to the uploading of the following databases and datasets.

  • A database on Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and cold temperate echinoids of the Southern Hemisphere

Pierrat B, Saucède T, Festeau A & David B. 2012. Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and cold temperate echinoid database. Zookeys, 204, 47-52, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.204.3134

  • Another one on fossil echinoids from Hauterivian deposits of the Paris basin

Benetti S, Saucède T & David B. 2013. Fossil echinoid (Echinoidea, Echinodermata) diversity of the Early Cretaceous (Hauterivian) in the Paris Basin (France). Zookeys, 325:65-75, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.325.5085

  • Here is a dataset on apical plate patterns in both fossil and extant atelostomate echinoids

Saucède T, Laffont R, Labruère C, Jebrane A, François E, Eble GJ & David B. 2015. Data from: Empirical and Theoretical Study of Atelostomate (Echinoidea, Echinodermata) Plate Architecture: Using Graph Analysis to Reveal Structural Constraints. Dryad Digital Repository doi:10.5061/dryad.2t30k


  • Datasets on echinoid fauna and oceanographic parameters (1955-2012, 2100, 2200), for the entire Kerguelen Plateau (Southern Ocean)

Guillaumot C, Martin A, Fabri-Ruiz S, Eleaume M & Saucède T. 2016. Environmental parameters (1955-2012) for echinoid distribution modelling on the Kerguelen Plateau. Australian Antarctic Data Centre – doi:10.4225/15/578ED5A08050F


Guillaumot C, Martin A, Fabri-Ruiz S, Eleaume M & Saucède T. 2016. Echinoids of the Kerguelen Plateau Occurrence data. Zookeys, submitted


  • SDM Play: a R package to be used for practicals to teach and learn the basics of species distribution modelling

Guillaumot Charlène, Martin Alexis, Saucède Thomas and Eléaume Marc (2016). SDMPlay: Species Distribution Modelling Playground. R package version 1.0.