Access to the YouTheria Mammal Trait Database

A programmatic interface to web-services of YouTheria. YouTheria is an online database of mammalian trait data <>.

The package can be installed directly from CRAN like this:


Alternatively you can install the most recent development version of the package like this:

# install.packages("devtools")
# NOTE: If you have not installed devtools before you will need to restart you R
# session before installing to avoid problems

install_github("rYoutheria", username = "BiologicalRecordsCentre")


A tutorial, included in the installation, can be found by following this link

If you have difficulties installing rYoutheria using this method try updating your version of R to the most up-to-date version available. If you still have problems please contact us or use the issues page.


Reference manual

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1.0.3 by Tom August, 6 years ago

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Authors: Tom August

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

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MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports plyr, RJSONIO, reshape2, RCurl

Suggests knitr, testthat, roxygen2

See at CRAN