Users of MIOMAP implicitly agree to understanding the following key points. The FGDC-style Metadata should be consulted for additional details about the database and its development. Use for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

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Use of this data for commercial purposes is prohibited. This data should be used in a manner consistent with its accuracy and precision. In most cases locations were obtained from published information that required interpolation into latitude and longitude from section, range, and township, or even less exact specifications. Therefore most locations should be regarded as approximate. MNI and NISP information, depositional data (i.e., depositional system, environment, and facies), and taphonomic attributes (i.e., recovery methods, agent of accumulation, and mixing) reflect only what could be extracted from published literature in most cases. This results in incomplete knowledge of these data for most localities. Analyses that employ this information should account for this and other biases inherent in fossil data. In addition, all relative ages provided are best estimates based primarily on Tedford et al. (2004) and therefore will need to be updated in accordance with any future changes in the biochronologic timescale.

The compilers of the MIOMAP data and mapping service, or their associated institutions, shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and contained herein. These data and related graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained is dynamic and may change over time, especially in regards to refinements of temporal placement and taxonomic nomenclature. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were obtained. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limits explained in the metadata and for geospatial and paleontological data in general. The related graphics are intended as an aid in geospatial visualization only. The placement of localities in most cases is approximate as estimated from information given in published sources. The University of California gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. Users should update and verify the accuracy of the data as appropriate to their uses. It is recommended that data be acquired from the UCMP server directly and not indirectly through other sources, which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data and interfaces work successfully on computers that we use (PCs running Windows XP and Internet Explorer and Macs running OSX and Safari), no warranty is expressed or implied for compatibility with particular computer platforms. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the utility of the data for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.


Use of this resource in publications should be cited as:
Carrasco, M.A., B.P. Kraatz, E.B. Davis, and A.D. Barnosky. 2005. Miocene Mammal Mapping Project (MIOMAP). University of California Museum of Paleontology