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Daniel Otte and Piotr Naskrecki funded by the National Science Foundation
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Mantis is a biological database manager that features the ability to store taxonomic and specimen data, images and sounds, and it has built in managers of citations, specimen loans, and addresses. It has been designed by a practising taxonomist, for taxonomists. It is also a tool for conservationists who want to keep tract of species distribution or create simple identification tools. The emphasis of its design is on quick data entry and painless exploration of data. Mantis has a number of tools that facilitate species description, generation of taxonomic catalogues, or mapping of species distribution. It allows users to store an unlimited number of links to external files, such as PDF's, images, or sounds.


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Windows requirements

Windows Vista Home, Business, or Ultimate: Pentium III 800 MHz or faster with 512 MB RAM

Windows XP SP2: Pentium III 500 MHz or faster with 256 MB RAM

XGA (1024x768) or higher resolution video adapter and display

QuickTime 6.4 (or higher) software (available at (free)

Mac OS requirements

Macintosh computer with PowerPC G3 processor or faster,

or Intel-based Macintosh computer

256 MB RAM

Mac OS X version 10.4.8 or higher

QuickTime 6.4 (or higher) software (available at if it was not included with your Mac OS version)

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