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import graph_tool.all as gt
g = gt.collection.ns["messal_shale"]

messal_shale — Messel Shale food web (2014)


A network of feeling links among taxa based on the 48 million years old uppermost early Eocene Messel Shale. Edge property 'certainty' denotes the certainty of the edge. Metadata include evidence, habitat, and trophic roles. The edge direction goes from consumer to resource.1

  1. Description obtained from the ICON project. 

Biological Food Web Uncertain Weighted Metadata
  • J. A. Dunne, C. C. Labandeira, & R. J. Williams, "Highly resolved early Eocene food webs show development of modern trophic structure after the end-Cretaceous extinction." Proc. Royal Soc. B: Biological Sciences 281(1782), 20133280 (2014)., https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3280 [@sci-hub]
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Name Nodes Edges $\left<k\right>$ $\sigma_k$ $\lambda_h$ $\tau$ $r$ $c$ $\oslash$ $S$ Kind Mode NPs EPs gt GraphML GML csv
messal_shale 700 6,444 9.21 18.74 32.84 4.74 -0.16 0.08 6 1.00 Directed Unipartite name group certainty references evidence 59 KiB 89 KiB 64 KiB 74 KiB
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