Dendrobates auratus
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Dendrobates auratus; Justin Touchon. Image by: Justin Touchon. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Dendropsophus ebraccatus
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Dendropsophus ebraccatus. Image by: Marcos Guerra. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Dendropsophus phlebodes
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Dendropsophus phlebodes. Image by: Marcos Guerra. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Diasporus diastema
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Diasporus diastema; Marcos Guerra. Image by: Marcos Guerra. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Ecnomiohyla miliaria
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Ecnomiohyla miliaria. Image by: Marcos Guerra. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Elachistocleis ovalis
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Elachistocleis ovalis. Image by: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard. Courtesy of: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Eleutherodactylus planirostris
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Eleutherodactylus planirostris; AJC 2066, MVUP 2042; Andrew Crawford 2020-08-11. Image by: Andrew Crawford. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Engystomops pustulosus
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Engystomops pustulosus; Justin Touchon. Image by: Justin Touchon. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Gastrotheca cornuta
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Gastrotheca cornuta; Justin Touchon. Image by: Justin Touchon. Courtesy of: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Gymnopis multiplicata
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Gymnopis multiplicata. Image by: Todd Pierson. Courtesy of: 2012 Todd Pierson.

Welcome to the developing STRI Symbiota Portal

Using novel, bottom-up, and extensible software platforms and collaborative strategies, ASU and STRI will demonstrate the research and outreach benefits of biodiversity data sharing. The STRI Portal will leverage the value of data sharing using information from different STRI sources about plants, insects, fish, reptiles, and birds.
Currently, the portal provides access to specimen records and related geo-spatial data. Soon, we hope to incorporate existing DNA sequence data and publication records about STRI vertebrate specimens. Ultimately, the Portal will export the data to a variety of web services to provide additional analyses regarding distribution patterns of Panamanian vertebrates. These include creation of species distribution models, analysis of species co-occurance patterns, and mapping of phylogeographic and DNA barcode patterns. We expect that this data portal will demonstrate the potential of using this approach to address fundamental questions in Neotropical biology at the scale of Panama and beyond. We encourage users to explore this emerging resource and stay tuned for additions.
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