Registered users can display full locality data and paleontology/adopted age data that is released, may also enter and submit new data.
Above the menu at the top left of each FRED page there is a data entry box labelled "Enter FR Num" where a Fossil Record File number or a consecutive range of numbers can be entered: e.g. M25/f1, or M25/f1-10. Fossil record numbers based on the NZMS1 system can also be entered, e.g. N164/f500. After running a query, click on the icon in the Search Results screen to display a full database record. The components of this record can then be extracted in PDF format for printing. The results can also be downloaded to a tab-delimited text file for transfer to a spreadsheet, or selected records sent to a data entry folder for addition of new Paleontology or Adopted Age data (see below).
In the Simple Query form, a further range of search options are available, for example, search using Field Number, Collector Name, Stratigraphic Name, Age, or Taxonomic Name.
The Advanced Query screen provides for searching most fields of database records.
There is a general Help screen for the Interactive Map interface, accessed via the button at the foot of the left-hand toolbox. The initial Map screen shows the masterfile areas. Zoom in to a region of interest - fossil localities show as blue squares. The easiest way to select a locality or number of localities from the display is to use the rectangle selection tool. Selected localities are highlighted in yellow, and are listed at the bottom of the screen. Click on the FeatureID number to display database information about the associated locality.
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