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Data Included

Group Membership and Life Events*

1 Feb 2021

Data through Dec 2020

Demography backfill

1 Feb 2021

Demography note and confidence assignment backfill - complete for Linda's, Weaver's, Omo's, Viola's, Nyayo's, Proton's, and Dotty's groups (though some ranks may require adjusting); Hook's group backfill for 1990-1993 complete, 1994 now in progress.

Sexual Cycles**

1 Feb 2021

Cycling data through Dec 2020 (data for the TZ loss and prior requires some correction once cycgaps issues are fixed); sexskins & pcskins through Dec 2016 and backfilled through 1997 (except for Joy's and Nzige's 1997 data, which throw a lot of errors, and Acacia's 2012 + some data for Kelly in 2012, which throw mdate errors due to a failure of the code to deal properly with data subsequent to these females' cycgaps)

Interaction Data

Aug 2020

Data through Jun 2020


2-3x/ each week

Data until ~(at most) 7 days previous to today

Rankdates Table


Data Through Dec 2019 (by dates assigned to obviously-adult immigrants and males > 7yrs, 5mos and residing in nonstudy groups updated through same quarter as demography and repro tables)

Ranks Table

Sep 2020

ALM/ADM through Dec 2019; ALF/ADF through Dec 2019

Min_Maxs view

1 Feb 2021

temp and rain data from Aug 1976 through Dec 2020


2 Feb 2021

WeatherHawk meterological data through Dec 2020

Wounds and Pathologies

2 Feb 2021

tables and views beginning with wp_ through Dec 2020

Princeton babase_pending tables

2 Feb 2021

neonatals, subgroups, intergroup_encounters, hybridity_rawmorpho, deaths, & corpse_info through Dec 2020

Duke babase_pending tables

Aug 2020

Predation_By, Predation_On, Human_Disturb through Jun 2020

Genetic Inventory: DNA

Updated constantly, as needed

Extracted DNA's/RNA's

Genetic Inventory: Tissue

Updated constantly, as needed

All tissues that are or ever have been at Duke and Notre Dame

Genetic Markers: msat_reactions


Reaction info through plate 391

Genetic Markers: msat_results


Results data through plate 391

Genetic Markers: Genotypes


All finalized genotypes through end of year 2016

Fecal: Prep

13 Jun 2016

Fecal samples through 29 Aug 2015

Fecal: Results

13 Jun 2016

All hormones through 11 Feb 2015

Dataset status detail

Source Code

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


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.

Building your own database

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