# Weecology can has new mammal dataset

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So the Weecology folks have published a large dataset on mammal communities in a data paper in Ecology. I know nothing about mammal communities, but that doesn’t mean one can’t play with the data…**Recology**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Their dataset consists of five csv files: communities, references, sites, species, and trapping data.

**Where are these sites, and by the way, do they vary much in altitude?**

**Let’s zoom in on just ‘the states’?**

**What phylogenies can we get for the species in this dataset?**

We can use the rOpenSci package treebase to search the online phylogeny repository TreeBASE. Limiting to returning a max of 1 tree (to save time), we can see that X species are in at least 1 tree on the TreeBASE database. Nice.

So there are 321 species in the database with at least 1 tree in the TreeBASE database. Of course there could be many more, but we limited results from TreeBASE to just 1 tree per query.

**Here’s the code:**

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