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Data Included

Group Membership and Life Events*

29 Jul 2015

Data through Jun 2015

Demography backfill

2 Jun 2015

Demography note and confidence assignment backfill - complete for Linda's, Weaver's, and Omo's groups; Viola's group in progress

Sexual Cycles**

29 Jul 2015

Cycling data through Jun 2015; sexskins & pcskins through Dec 2014 and backfilled through 1997 (except for Joy's and Nzige's 1997 data, which throws a lot of errors, and Acacia's 2012 data which throws mdate errors due to Omo's females' cycgaps)

Interaction Data

Nov 2014

Data through Sep 2014



Data through 6 Dec 2014

Rankdates Table

17 Dec 2014

Data Through Dec 2013 (by dates assigned to obviously-adult immigrants and males > 7yrs, 5mos and residing in nonstudy groups updated through Mar 2015)

Ranks Table

16 Dec 2014

ALM through Dec 2013 (though Hokey's, Snap's and Viola's groups are not official from Oct 2011 to Dec 2012 and no 2013 male ranks are official); ALF/ADF through Dec 2013

Min_Maxs view

29 Jul 2015

temp and rain data from Aug 1976 through Jun 2015

Princeton babase_pending tables

29 Jul 2015

wounds and pathologies (4 tables beginning with wp_), weatherhawks, neonatals, subgroup_notes, intergroup_encounters, hybridity_rawmorpho, & deaths through Jun 2015

Duke babase_pending tables


Genetic Inventory: DNA

20 Aug 2013

Extracted DNA's/RNA's through 2013-08-19, with all non-RNA locations through 2013-04-17

Genetic Inventory: Tissue

22 Jul 2013

Genetics-related tissue samples rec'd as of 2013-07-01. All non-missing, non-fecal tissue locations updated to Jenny's freezer

Genetic Markers: msat_reactions

16 Dec 2014

Reaction info through plate 357

Genetic Markers: msat_results

16 Dec 2014

Results data through plate 357

Genetic Markers: Genotypes

21 Nov 2012

All finalized genotypes through 21 Nov 2012. 791 indivs typed at 10 or more (of 14) loci

Fecal: Prep

03 Jun 2014

Fecal samples through 22 Nov 2013

Fecal: Results

05 Mar 2014

All hormones through 24 May 2013

Dataset status detail

Source Code

All of the Babase source code is freely available right here.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation for the supporting the collection of the majority of the data stored in the database; in the past decade in particular we acknowledge support from IBN 9985910, IBN 0322613, IBN 0322781, BCS 0323553, BCS 0323596, DEB 0846286, DEB 0846532 and DEB 0919200. We are also very grateful for support from the National Institute of Aging (R01AG034513-01 and P01AG031719) and the Princeton Center for the Demography of Aging (P30AG024361). We also thank the Chicago Zoological Society, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation and the National Geographic Society for support at various times over the years.

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